February 21, 2019
Before he died, Joseph made his family promise to take his remains out of Egypt, to the promised land. As Alistair Begg points out, Joseph’s bones became a physical reminder to the generations that came after, a legacy of his steady obedience across the years and of his confidence in God’s promises for himself and his family. Today, too, we have the joy and responsibility of proclaiming Christ to our children and grandchildren, right down to the end of our lives.
22So Joseph remained in Egypt, he and his father's house. Joseph lived 110 years. 23And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation. The children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were counted as Joseph's own.3 24And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die, but God will visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land that he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” 25Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.” 26So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
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