Genesis 49:33-50:6
33 When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed, breathed his last and was gathered to his people. 50 Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him. 2 Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him, 3 taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days. 4 When the days of mourning had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s court, “If I have found favour in your eyes, speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him, 5 ‘My father made me swear an oath and said, “I am about to die; bury me in the tomb I dug for myself in the land of Canaan.” Now let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.’” 6 Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do.”

Jacob (Israel) dies in Egypt but before he dies, he asks Joseph to bury him not there but back in Canaan, the Promised Land. Despite how circumstances look, their immigration to Egypt to survive the famine, he has faith in God’s Promise of Genesis 12, that God will make his family a great nation and make the Promised Land their home.

What are God’s promises to you in Christ? Pray that the Spirit will help you have the faith required to believe in them however the outlook looks today.

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