Saturday, July 29, 2023

July 29, 2023

People are not as self-sufficient as our families were before us; we have lived off the fat of the land for a long time and are too comfortable in our ways. What will happen if the rug gets pulled from under us and the supply chain fails? Will you survive and be able to provide for your family if the shelves are empty? Jacob and his family faced the same questions and sought help in Egypt. Thankfully Joseph was in charge and stored away food as God told him to and was able to supply his family with provisions so they wouldn't die. Pharaoh allowed Jacob to settle in the best land as long as they worked and were not there to take without giving anything in return; because they were shepherds, he allowed them to stay and put them in charge of his flocks. When the famine got worse, they were still thriving. However, the Egyptians suffered and ended up having to sell Joseph everything, including themselves, just for provisions, and they all became servants of Pharaoh. Though I wish no one would suffer, this portion of scripture gave me great comfort because it shows how God provides for his people. There will be a deep chasm between those who trust the Lord and those who've ignored his call.

Can you hear the Holy Spirit pressing you to learn how to survive? Joseph didn't trust that food would magically appear. He stored it away while times were good. Consider what's happening now, push past the government indoctrination, and evaluate whether you should be storing away provisions if things get tough.

They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. Psalms 37:19

And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families. Genesis 47:12

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