Genesis Day Thirty Five

by Rev Joel Yong

Genesis 45:16-20
When the report was heard in Pharaoh’s house, “Joseph’s brothers have come,” it pleased Pharaoh and his servants. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: load your beasts and go back to the land of Canaan, and take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.’ And you, Joseph, are commanded to say, ‘Do this: take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. Have no concern for your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’””

Pharaoh was happy to welcome Joseph’s family.
He was pleased to generously give them the best that Egypt had to offer.

Why was it so?

Certainly, it was due to how pleased he was with what Joseph had done.
Joseph had rescued Egypt from an impending global famine!

As a result, his brothers could enter Egypt as welcomed guests, and eat or drink of the best of the land!

Romans 3:24 (AMP)
[All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus

We too, enter Heaven, not because of what we have done, but because of Jesus Christ whose deeds have given us the blessing of citizenship in Heaven that we did not deserve.

Start the week by giving thanks to God for all He has done and the grace He showed you!