God’s Choice

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 47:27-31; 48:1-2, 8-19; 49:33; 50:1-6 (day four)
Joseph had been separated from his family.  What his brothers meant for evil, God meant for good.  Now he was in high authority in Egypt and had provided food in time of famine for his family.  God’s purpose was fulfilled.  Now, Jacob was about to die.  He wanted to bless Joseph’s sons according to God’s instruction.  When Joseph brought Manasseh and Ephraim to Jacob, he placed the boys in the proper position to receive their grandfather’s blessing.  But God had other plans.  Jacob blessed Ephraim, the second born, as if he was first born.  Joseph was sure there was a mistake…but Jacob was certain.  It was God’s plan.  God looks on the hearts of men.  It is not the one who has a right or the privilege, God looks for the man whose heart is completely His!  “Lord, cause me to be the man you would have me to be.  May my heart be completely Yours!”

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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