God’s sovereignty is the focus of these chapters. He is the one who orchestrates everything that has happened to save the family of Israel. It began years ago with sending Joseph to Egypt. After many years, Pharaoh made Joseph his righthand man. Then the famine happened, which brought Joseph’s brothers to Egypt. Now his entire family is in Egypt and God prospers them.
God made a promise to Abraham and he is keeping his word. It is not because of anything Jacob or Joseph has done; but, it is all God’s doing. He promised to make Abraham into a great nation and to give them the land of promise. God kept this promise by keeping them safe from the famine. In the same way, we can trust God to work in our lives.
How has God kept his promises to you?