Month: March 2015

Why Is This? Please Comment.

WHY IS THIS? PLEASE COMMENT. When Jacob finished commanding his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed and breathed his last and was gathered to his people. Then Joseph fell on his father's face and wept over him and kissed him. And Joseph … Continue reading Why Is This? Please Comment.

Seeing The Future Through a Person’s History

SEEING THE FUTURE THROUGH A PERSON’S HISTORY  Then Jacob called his sons and said, ‘Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in days to come. Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father.” Genesis 49:1-2 … Continue reading Seeing The Future Through a Person’s History

Iconic Fathers and Their Children’s Faith

ICONIC FATHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN’S FAITH Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you again to the land of your fathers. Genesis 48:21          When good fathers are alive, their children dwell … Continue reading Iconic Fathers and Their Children’s Faith

God Does Not Bow To Convention

GOD DOES NOT BOW TO CONVENTION When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him, and he took his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Mannasseh’s head. And Joseph said to his father, … Continue reading God Does Not Bow To Convention

Praise-Talk For the Future

PRAISE-TALK FOR THE FUTURE And he [Jacob] blessed Joseph and said, “The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day, the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless … Continue reading Praise-Talk For the Future

Waiting For The Right Moment To Die

WAITING FOR THE RIGHT MOMENT TO DIE After this, Joseph was told, “Behold, your father is ill.” So he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. And it was told to Jacob, “Your son Joseph has come to you.” Then Israel summoned his … Continue reading Waiting For The Right Moment To Die

God’s Wisdom ~ Lose Yourself In Me

God's Wisdom ~Lose Yourself In Me  Those who try to gain their own life will lose it; but those who lose their life for my sake will gain it.  Matthew 10:39 Lose yourself in Me.  Do it until the edges of you become blurred in … Continue reading God’s Wisdom ~ Lose Yourself In Me

What I Value Most

WHAT I VALUE MOST And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were 147 years. And when the time drew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph and said to … Continue reading What I Value Most

Being Close To Someone Who Is Blessed

BEING CLOSE TO ONE WHO IS BLESSED Then Joseph brought in Jacob his father and stood him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the days of the years of your life?” And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The … Continue reading Being Close To Someone Who Is Blessed

The Reunion

THE REUNION  [They] came into Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him. Genesis 46:6          A movie was made twenty years ago, called JOSEPH, a powerful representation of the entire story. You watched his life unfold from a young boy to the ruler of … Continue reading The Reunion