Reading the Bible Together – Day 45

DAY 45

A.M. Reading: Genesis 49

Genesis 49 Questions Worth Pondering:

As Jacob prepares to die, why does he call his sons to him?

What does “what shall befall you in the last days” mean?

These prophetic utterances would in many cases be fulfilled in their lives, as well as in their tribes for many generations to come. Some remain yet to be fulfilled.

How do we know that some of these proclamations were based upon the character and lives of these men? Give examples.

Which two of the sons received the most attention in these prophesies?

Which son was the one to whom the scepter belongs?

Judah’s line would be the one through whom the Messiah would come.

Read Revelation 5:5. What is Jesus called in this verse?

Isn’t it amazing that from the first book in the Bible to the last, God fulfills His Word!

Reread Genesis 49:22-26.

What has Jacob come to understand about Joseph’s life with God?

What names does he use to refer to God?

Does Jacob say those things about God to any of the other sons?

Where does Jacob request to be buried? Why?

P.M. Reading: Genesis 50

Genesis 50 Questions Worth Pondering:

What do we know about Joseph’s great love for his father?

How is Jacob’s body prepared?

Even though they followed burial customs of Egypt, how did Joseph fulfill Jacob’s burial request?

Once Joseph’s brother saw that their father had died, what did they fear?

What did the brothers request?

What was Joseph’s immediate reaction?

What does Joseph mean when he said, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?”

How did the brothers mean evil toward Joseph?

But how did God mean it for good?

What was God’s ultimate purpose in sending Joseph to Egypt?

How would Joseph demonstrate his forgiveness to his brothers?

How did he speak to them?

As Joseph ages and prepares for death, what request does he make? Why?

A “think” question: How can we see God’s faithfulness to Joseph throughout his life?

How can we see God’s faithfulness to all His people?

What do we learn about forgiveness?

How would that apply to our lives today?

Think upon these things.

May the Word of Christ dwell richly within!

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