Questions for Reflection for Study of Genesis 45-47

I’ve shared about my journey through Genesis 41-44 over the past two weeks; about how God spoke to Joseph in dreams and how He speaks to us today through His Word. Like Joseph who affected the lives of people around the world, the guidance God gives each of us will affect the future of our families, communities, and nations.

God works through His people so as we pray each day, ask Him what to accomplish for that day. Put His plan into practice by setting priorities, visualizing the steps to take, and mapping out the route to the destination.

The world was built so that we would flourish and have abundance but the problem of the past has been that God was not always top priority within societies. But by accepting to let the past go and taking up the yoke of Christ, our load will become lighter and our future brighter.

The great advice found in the Bible along with the assured victory through Jesus Christ gives us momentum that can be gained daily. With this in mind, I will continue my journey through the Word of God and seek to discover ways to apply His Word in our life at work, at home, and within our neighborhoods.

The below questions for reflection for the upcoming study are laid out below to help bring out some thoughts and ideas to share with you over the next few posts.

Genesis 45
For what is God responsible? How far does God’s sovereignty extend? What is Joseph’s attitude to his circumstances? What is your attitude to your circumstances right now?

Genesis 46
How does Jacob know, despite the promise regarding Canaan, that he should settle his family in Egypt? In what ways did father and son change over the years as they reunite? What are things we should do when making major decisions in life?

Genesis 47
How does Jacob sum up his life? With what economic principles does he deal with the hungry and under-privileged? What qualities do you reveal in your vocation and everyday duties?

The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ. 

Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God. 

Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast
Christ Notes
Family Times
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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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