Quiet Time Keep The Feast, day 15

Genesis 48 §

And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also.”

Genesis 48:11

Jacob (Israel) puts his hands on the “wrong” grandsons when blessing Ephraim and Manasseh. Joseph tries to correct him. I don’t know whether to be surprised by the great impacts that small change had many generations later, or to simply chalk that up to cultural truths in ancient Mesopotamia.

Genesis 49 §

It’s interesting to me that Jacob desires to be buried with Leah.

Genesis 50 §

And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation. The children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were counted as Joseph’s own.

Genesis 50:23

This portion of the Bible is definitely concerned with generations. The way to be counted mighty is to become many persons. As a father, I desire to see my children grow up and have children of their own; that’s only natural.

Psalms 31 §

For my life is spent with sorrow,
and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
and my bones waste away.

Psalms 31:10

If I do not have strength, it is because of my own sin and failings.