Jan 28, 2016
Preparing to read GENESIS 46:
In yesterdays two chapters, Joseph's brothers went back to Egypt with Benjamin, Joseph's younger brother. Joseph contrived a creative way to reveal his identity. When Pharaoh heard about Joseph's brothers, he helped provide for Jacob's family to come to Egypt.
We turn to JOB 28.
This chapter and part of the previous chapter are assigned to Zophar in the GNT. NLT goes strictly with the assignments of speakers as in the Hebrew, where all of this is assigned to Job.
We turn to 1PETER 2.
Peter addressed his letter to “To God's chosen people who live as [refugees/foreigners] scattered throughout” various provinces. But it is clear that Peter also has a spiritual meaning in mind, as the song says, “This world is not my home.” In chapter 2, Peter again comforts us and gives wonderful descriptions of our identity because of being joined to Christ. The first verse of chapter 2 starts with ‘then/So’, so let’s recall the last verses of chapter 1, starting at v22:
22 Now that by your obedience to
the truth you have purified yourselves and have come to have a
sincere love for other believers, love one another earnestly with
all your heart. 23 For through the living and eternal word of God
you have been born again as the children of a parent who is
immortal, not mortal. 24 As the scripture
“All human beings are like grass,
and all their glory is like wild flowers.
The grass withers, and the flowers fall,
25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
[Included in this Word that remain forever//This word] is the Good News that was proclaimed to you.