Please read Genesis 45:16-26, Genesis 46, and Genesis 47:1-27. Come on back and let’s talk about a highlight or two!
Joseph’s brothers return to Egypt, and this is good news for everyone, not only Joseph. The Word says that Pharaoh and all his workers considered this good news as well. This shows us again that Joseph had gained such favor with Pharaoh, and possibly even become friends. Pharaoh and Joseph must have become closer on a personal level as well, he clearly knew his history and his desires when it came to his family from Canaan. Don’t we feel glad when our friends receive glad news?
When the brothers start the journey to collect their father Jacob and bring him back, Joseph gives them this advice:
“Take it easy on the journey; try to get along with each other” Genesis 45:24 MSG
Isn’t that nice advice for us today? Take it easy on the journey, and try to get along!