Genesis 47:1–6 (ESV)
Jacob’s Family Settles in Goshen
47 So Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, “My father and my brothers, with their flocks and herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan. They are now in the land of Goshen.” 2 And
from among his brothers he took five men and presented them to Pharaoh. 3 Pharaoh said to his brothers, “What is your occupation?” And they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are shepherds, as our fathers were.”
4 They said to Pharaoh, “We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. And now, please let your servants dwell in the land
of Goshen.” 5 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. 6 The land of Egypt is before you. Settle your father and your brothers in the best of
the land. Let them settle in the land of Goshen, and if you know any able men among them, put them in charge of my livestock.”
has come to Egypt and the Pharaoh gives him the choice land of Goshen. This tells you about Joseph’s character and integrity when Pharaoh treats his family this way. We should all to our best to serve God… and not expect anything in
return. Let us all serve the Lord with Joseph’s attitude.
I pray: O Lord, help me to have the integrity of Joseph and the dedication to God.
Help me to see that everything is under God’s power. Amen.