Sunday, October 26, 2014

Genesis 47 Israel welcomed by Pharaoh.

Read Genesis 47

Joseph brings his family before Pharaoh who grants them the choice land. Joseph is a shrewd negotiator, he uses the famine to claim possession of everything in Egypt for the state. This is somewhat reminiscent of his family cheating and manipulating people and events. The famine would last only another five years but Israel remained longer. It was another 17 years before Jacob died. We'll never know what would have happened if Israel went back to Canaan after the famine ended.
Just a thought, things were comfortable, they were prosperous and so there wasn't a reason to leave.  But Egypt wasn't Israel's home.  

Today's workout. Step up, crunch, jump rope, windmill, slam ball, body saw

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