Genesis 48-50

Joseph is visiting his father who is near death.  Death for the Christian need not be a fearful time.  The hope we have to see our savior once we leave this world is a comfort.  Jacob blesses the sons of Joseph.

Reuben was the first born of Joseph, but due to sin he had lost his birthright and brought shame upon the family.  Jacob passed away and had very strict guidelines for his body and his funeral.

Joseph’s brothers seek his pardon.  Joseph points them to God and tells them to seek His forgiveness and fear Him.  Joseph has already forgave them and didn’t carry any ill feelings toward them.

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