The Joseph Calling #4

by Morris Ruddick on July 14, 2016

The Joseph Calling — #4 Video Series

It is written, “Then Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for every man of the Egyptians sold Chives4634his field, because the famine was severe upon them. So the land became Pharaoh’s.” So the people of Egypt went to Joseph.  And he bought what they had …… and gave them sustenance in return.  And in the process, he kept them safe and kept them fed.

This scripture continues by saying: “Then Joseph said to the people, “Indeed I have bought you and your land this day for Pharaoh. Look, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.  And it shall come to pass in the harvest that you shall give one-fifth to Pharaoh. Four-fifths shall be your own, as seed for the field and for your food, for those of your households and as food for your little ones.”

Joseph not only fed the people, he kept the economy alive. He orchestrated the restoration that was needed when the crisis was over. The verses to this point deal with the general population under Joseph’s charge.  But what is significant is what was happening to God’s people during this same time.  The answer is in verse 27. “So Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.”

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