Day 50 - Train Up A Child and He Will Not Depart

Day 50 - Train Up A Child and He Will Not Depart

Genesis 50

February 19, 2018

​It's day 50!  Our last day in the book of Genesis.  In this chapter, Jacob is buried in the land of Canaan and Joseph passes away.  But before Joseph passes away, he continues to abound in the love of God and in his faith in God.


Joseph dies at 110 years old and he was 17 when his brothers betrayed him and for the last ~17 years, he was reunited with his family.  So for 76 years, Joseph was separated from the upbringing of Jacob.  76 years he was brought up in an Egyptian culture and yet he is steadfast in the faith of the 1 true God!  The promise given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was no doubt shared with Joseph during his early teenage years and most likely talked about again during the last ~17 years.


But yet this vision of this promise appears to be rooted in him as if he heard it every day his entire life!  He believed so much in the plan of God for his life (verse 20) and the fulfilling of the promise (verse 25).  It is remarkable!  Surely, the faith of Jacob made an impact on Joseph's life.  


Oh, the faith of Joseph!


This story of Joseph gives a whole new meaning to the scripture that says, "train up a child in the ways of the Lord and he will not depart."  It gives a whole new meaning to being steadfast in the faith.  And Joseph's story embodies the attributes of God, forgiveness and love.


Genesis 50:1-26 (KJV) 

The mourning of Jacob

1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.
10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father. 

Joseph comforts his brothers


15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them. 

Joseph's age


22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. 


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Comments 5

Jennifer Luttman on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:12

I hadn’t even thought of it that way Bro. Garrett. What a remarkable witness to us parents that the effort we put in during the early stages of our children’s lives to show them how God loves them and teach them about God is so valuable and never in vain!

I hadn’t even thought of it that way Bro. Garrett. What a remarkable witness to us parents that the effort we put in during the early stages of our children’s lives to show them how God loves them and teach them about God is so valuable and never in vain!
Rev. David Corbitt on Sunday, 25 February 2018 09:02

The more I read of Joseph, the more I am inspired by the testimony of his faithfulness. It truly was remarkable, and miraculous, given what he was asked to endure!

The more I read of Joseph, the more I am inspired by the testimony of his faithfulness. It truly was remarkable, and miraculous, given what he was asked to endure!
Kaitlin Maxwell on Monday, 26 February 2018 21:12

My favorite thing to see and hear is Hunter talking about Jesus. I must have stopped what he was doing and prayed at least 5 x today! I pray every day that my babies will walk in Gods will and love him with all their hearts

My favorite thing to see and hear is Hunter talking about Jesus. I must have stopped what he was doing and prayed at least 5 x today! I pray every day that my babies will walk in Gods will and love him with all their hearts
Kaitlin Maxwell on Monday, 26 February 2018 21:42

I meant to text that He stopped what he was doing

I meant to text that [b]He[/b] stopped what he was doing
Christine K on Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:13

Great facts about Joseph and his years with and without God's people....and sticking to God's Plan!!

Great facts about Joseph and his years with and without God's people....and sticking to God's Plan!!
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