Genesis 46 – 47

Genesis 46:1-47:12

  1. In what way would the fulfilment of the promise in 46:3 be easier in Egypt than in the nomadic conditions of Canaan? What can we learn from this of God’s providence?
  2. What trail in Joseph is revealed by his management of Jacob’s arrival? Cf. Is 11:2.
  3. How does this passage illustrate, typically or otherwise: (a) John 14:6; (b) 2 Cor. 4:17, 18?

 

Genesis 47:13-48:22

  1. By their own confession, what did Joseph do for the people of Egypt? How did he remain true to his father’s God amid all the pressures of his office?
  2. What different points of view produced the two retrospects of Jacob in 47:9 and 84:15, 16? Which is more worthy of our imitation?
  3. Note Jacob’s confident faith and prayer for his two grandsons. Cf. Heb. 11:21; Gen. 18:18, 19; Deut. 6:4-7; Ps. 78:5-7. What can we learn from this concerning the privilege and responsibility of Christian parenthood?
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