GENESIS 46 AND 47:1-12
What is your legacy?
The old testament
Genesis 28: 13-15 – I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
- I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying – LAND
- Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth – PEOPLE
- All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring – BLESSING
- I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.
Genesis 46: v 3, 4: I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again.
Exodus 1:1 – These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all.
Genesis 15: 13,14 – Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and ill-treated four hundred years. But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterwards they will come out with great possessions.
What part are you going to play in God’s big story for this world?