The famine was still in full effect in Caanan but, they did have money to buy food in Egypt. We see that no matter how much money or material things we have. If we have no food we will parish. We can equate the food to God and the riches with material things. We can have all the money in the world but we are as poor as a pauper if we don’t have God. If we have God we are rich in what counts.
Joseph’s brothers came unto him to purchase food. We see that he received them and treated them to a feast. He could have turned them away and been bitter against what they had done to him. Joseph sends his brothers back to bring his father to him. Joseph’s dad faints when he learns that his son is still alive.
Tomorrow’s Readings: Genesis 46-47