Bible Reading for JAN16: Genesis 46-48

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.”

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