When you die, what will you be remembered for? As I conclude my study of the book of Genesis, we examine the funeral of Jacob in chapter 50. What made it so unique and what can we learn from it that will help us leave behind a lasting legacy.
Everyone wants to leave behind a legacy so that they would be remembered by the next generation. What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind. Let us examine the final words of Israel as he leaves behind a legacy to his sons.
Do you believe in the promises that God gives in His Holy Bible? What hinders us from trusting in His Word? Let's examine an excerpt from Genesis 48 and the importance in remembering His promises help us to trust in them.
When you look back at all that you have done does it fill you with regret or with satisfaction? Let's examine how Jacob reflected on his life and what we can learn from him so that we would have a life that is fulfilling.
We have all faced choices that had the potential to change our lives forever. How do you handle them? How do you decide which choice is the right one? Let us examine how Israel (aka Jacob) dealt with making a life changing choice.
How can you forgive someone who has wronged you? When you begin to understand your circumstances through God's point of view you it becomes easier to forgive. Let us examine Genesis 45 and consider the motivation Joseph had to forgive his brothers.
Saying you are going to do something is one thing, but to follow through with it no matter what is quite the other. What if doing what you say will do may cause you harm? What is more valuable to you, your promise or your personal safety? That was the question Judah had to answer in Genesis 44.
As a Christian, why is it important to have integrity? What is the cost of having it? In Genesis 43, we see what Judah is willing to pay to have integrity.
If God gave you a responsibility, what would you do with it? What is the best way to honor God with the power He gave you? As we look in Genesis 42, we see the right way to use authority as Joseph faces his brothers for the first time since they sold him to slavery.
Have you ever had those moments, when you are serving the Lord in the work that you do, that you just want to stop and quit because the going is just too much? What good is it to endure such hardship? If anyone had a good reason to complain was the man Joseph, but in Genesis 41, we see the results of his faithfulness. Let us learn from Joseph and how it can apply to us.