“So Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.”
Just a final word on Joseph from Dr. Campbell Morgan:
‘Commit your life to God, see vision, do the work that’s nearest, the work He appoints, truly and well and faithfully, and die knowing that you have started delicate influences, dynamic forces which will proceed through every succeeding generation until they gather up the harvest of glorious result about the throne of the Eternal. The man of God has not finished his work in the world when they put him in a coffin.’
“And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead” (Hebrews 11:4). What was said of Abel is also true of Joseph – and other great heroes of the faith. As Warren Wiersbe points out, we are still being impacted by Joseph’s life today. We have learned so much from him these past few months
John Wesley famously said, ‘God buries his workman, but His work goes on.’ This is something we will see as we move into the book of ‘Exodus’ on Monday.
“The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever” (1 John 2:17).
PRAYER: Take a moment or two to reflect on some of the blessings of the Genesis story for you. As you have read it again, how has it spoken to you? Thank God for what He has shown you. There will be no notes published tomorrow, but we will begin to look at ‘Exodus’ from Monday.