Martin J Clarke
March 1, 2020
Joseph: This is not my home
Hebrews 11:22 (ESV)
By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones.
Genesis 50:20-26 (ESV)
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
The Death of Joseph
So Joseph remained in Egypt, he and his father’s house. Joseph lived 110 years.And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation. The children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were counted as Joseph’s own. And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die, but God will visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land that he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.” So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.