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Genesis 47 and 48: Jacob and Joseph: Leaders You Can Learn From

 


This article was written by Hayley Mowatt, producer of Bible Book Club.

Two men–father and son: Jacob and Joseph. In Genesis 47 and 48, they take center stage. Jacob was a man who struggled with his own sin and overcame it. Joseph was a man who struggled with the sin of others and overcame it. These 2 chapters show how the paths can be different, and usually are, but God can use both journeys to execute the best plan.

HAYLEY’S BIBLE BENDER:

Today’s Bible bender came when Jacob was giving Joseph’s sons their blessing. Jacob chooses to intentionally pass over the firstborn to give the blessing to the younger. It is a pattern that we have seen many times now. The Bible bender came when Susan explained why this is important: God loves the seconds, people who are not perfect, but flawed. People humbled by circumstances, relying on God, conscious that it is His Grace that sustains them, people who have a heart for God. It was definitely a moment to ponder and pray about. How can I put myself second more so God can be glorified?

What was your Bible bender today?

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