- 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?
- 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?
- 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?