Now that Israel and his family were together again, they began the daily life adventure. Joseph settled them in a nice part of Egypt and Israel met his Son’s boss. Jacob blessed the Pharaoh twice. He realized that this man saved and blessed his son and he saved and blessed his entire family. Pharaoh was God’s tool to build the chosen nation of Israel.
In our lives, the source of our income and provision is rarely the church. We have jobs and investments that are God’s means of providing for our lives. We sometimes forget that, as God’s means of provision, we should be grateful and prayerful for those that we work for. Remember, Joseph was a slave and a prison trustee before becoming the 2nd in command in Egypt. Each job is important and a part of God’s plan for our lives.
We are therefore called to work as though we are working for God, not men. We give them our best effort each day. We bless them as Jacob blessed Pharaoh. By living and working with that attitude we will never be ashamed of our effort and we will truly honor God with all of our lives.
God Bless You.
Then Joseph brought in his father, Jacob, and presented him to Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
“How old are you?” Pharaoh asked him.
Jacob replied, “I have traveled this earth for 130 hard years. But my life has been short compared to the lives of my ancestors.”
Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh again before leaving his court.
So Joseph assigned the best land of Egypt—the region of Rameses—to his father and his brothers, and he settled them there, just as Pharaoh had commanded.
And Joseph provided food for his father and his brothers in amounts appropriate to the number of their dependents, including the smallest children.