by Rick Ferguson


GENESIS 50:22-26

As we come to the closing verses of the book of
Genesis, we come to the end of the line of patriarchs.
These great men and women of faith have been a blessing
to us as we have read of their struggles and victories
as men and women called of God. The one outstanding
feature the New Testament highlights about all these
patriarchs is their great faith.

Hebrews 11 says:

(1) By faith Abel offered a more excellent sacrifice
(vs. 4)

(2) By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see
death (vs. 5)

(3) By faith Noah . . .prepared an ark to the saving
of his house (vs. 7)

(4) By faith Abraham . . .looked for a city which
hath foundations, whose builder and maker is
God (vs. 8, 10)

(5) By faith Sarah . . .was delivered of a child when
she was past age (vs. 11)

(6) By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau (vs. 20)

(7) By faith Jacob . . .blessed both the sons of
Joseph and worshiped (vs. 21)
and then in Hebrews 11:22 the Bible says:

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"By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the
children of Israel and gave commandment concerning his

And it is that very "faith-incident" in the life
of Joseph that we want to read about today as we think
about "Joseph the man of Faith."

TEXT: GENESIS 50:22-26

Thirteen of the. 50 chapters of Genesis are committed
to the life of Joseph, the man of God. More than
one fourth of the entire book talks about Joseph - this
is because Joseph is a prophetic picture of the Lord
Jesus Christ.

Again, I find it interesting that God spends one
chapter of 31 verses describing the creation of the
universe, and 13 chapters and 449 verses telling the
story of Joseph. This tells me ...

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