Week 11, Day 5
March 18, 2022
Scripture: Hebrews 11
Hebrews 11:22 - By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.
It fascinates me that the highlight we get of Joseph’s life is not the incredible journey out of slavery, into prison, only to be one of the most powerful people in all of Egypt. No. The highlight is “he gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.”
“He spoke about the exodus.” That’s the highlight? Really?
The highlight of Joseph’s faith is that he trusted God to make good on his promises, even at the end of his life.
Joseph’s story is an incredible journey of God fulfilling and working through incredible odds, to accomplish his purposes. Today, my simple encouragement is for you to see that God is at work still. We may not know how he will accomplish his purposes and fulfill his promises, but we can certainly trust and hope that he will.
We look forward to a new exodus. We look forward to what God will do with our bones. We look towards Jesus, who is the firstborn of the New Creation.
Faith is trusting in Jesus. Trusting that the darkness will not overtake the light. Trusting that His salvation is greater than the condemnation we all face and endure.
God will accomplish his purposes.
Trust in Him today!
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.