Week Ten

WEEK TEN 

BURIAL IN THE PROMISED LAND 

  • Most of the patriarchs asked to be buried in the land of Canaan, thus showing their faith in God’s promises.
  • He had promised them a literal inheritance of the land – forever.
  • This meant he would one day raise them from the dead to fulfil His promises. (Acts 7:5 with Luke 13:28-30).Meanwhile, as evidence that their inheritance was FUTURE and not immediate, they were to be ‘strangers and pilgrims’ on the earth, not yet in possession of it (Hebrews 11:13, 39-40).
  • So Abraham BOUGHT a piece of land to bury Sarah in. Jacob was buried there ( Genesis 50:13), as also were Sarah and Abraham, Isaac and Rebekah and Leah (Genesis 49:29-31).

  

DAILY READINGS AND NOTES-WEEK 10

Day 1: Genesis 43 Joseph meets all of his brothers and they bow down before him (verse 28). Remember Joseph’s dreams? Had Joseph taught his steward about God? (verse 23). Those who know about the God of Israel should tell others.
Day 2: Genesis 44 Joseph’s brothers are being led to confess their faults (42:21; 44:16). Notice that Judah is the first to plead with Joseph. (See Family of Abraham chart in Step 3).
Day 3: Genesis 45 Joseph did not seek revenge. He knew that his sufferings had been for his brothers’ sake (verse 5-8). In this he was like Jesus.
Day 4: Genesis 46 Here is a prophecy of the Exodus of Jacob’s descendants from Egypt (verses 3-4). See Exodus 3:8.
Day 5: Genesis 47 Jacob wanted to be buried in the land of promise (verses 29-30), because of his FAITH (Hebrews 11:8-16).
Day 6: Genesis 49 Judah was the chosen tribe from which ‘Shiloh’ would come. The name means: ‘Whose it is’ and refers to Jesus. See Ezekiel 21:27.
Day 7: Genesis 50 Joseph too wanted to be buried in Canaan, because he had the same FAITH (Hebrews 11:22). He died believing the promises (verses 24-25).