Joseph's Undying Faith
With his family finally settled and rooted in Egypt, Joseph was now dying in a foreign land. Yet he believed the impossible: that God would be moving his family back to Palestine and eventually give them the Promised Land. Therefore, he commanded that his bones be taken back once his people returned to the land. Joseph’s faith was an undying faith. His body was dying, but not his faith in God or His promises. He knew that he would rest in the promised land of God.
Perhaps more than ever before in our lives, we need to have unwavering faith in God’s promises when we are standing at death’s door. If we have genuinely received Christ as Lord and Savior, we need not be uncertain about what will happen to us when we die. God has promised that we will be with Him in heaven, in the land He has promised to all who are His children through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. As believers, we have no reason to fear death. God will be with us as we cross through death’s dark valley, and He will carry us to heaven, just as He has promised.
- Do you believe God’s promises?
- Do you act according to your belief in His promises?
- Do you fear death or feel uncertain about what will happen to you when you die?
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