[bible1year] Devotional comments on Genesis 46-48

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From: glen_stewart@...
Date: 16 Jan 2014 12:50:09 -0000
        Jacob and his entire family were exalted in the 
land of Egypt and given the land of Goshen. The 
Israelites became prosperous and soon lost sight of the 
covenant promise. They also began to take part in the 
sins of Egypt.

        In a time of prosperity hearts often grow cold 
and indifferent toward the Lord. It is easy to become 
involved in material things. Such was the case with the 
nation of Israel. They were satisfied in Egypt and soon 
were entirely enslaved by the nation that welcomed them.

        This is a perfect parallel of how worldly things 
can enslave the believer today. Satan sees that it is so 
easy to get our minds off the things of God and on the 
things of the world. But God has made a way of escape 
through His mercy and grace. The Holy Spirit, who 
indwells the heart of the believer, is our daily 
substance. In Galatians 2:20 Paul tells us, "...and the 
life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith 
of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for 
me."

        Be careful in your daily living! Never get 
careless about the things of God, and beware of the 
snares that Satan would bring before you. I John 2:15 
tells us to, "Love not the world, neither the things 
that are in the world."