The Bones Of Joseph
Ken D. Trivette
Genesis 50: 22-26
1. The dying words and last words of an individual are usually some of the best remembered words of a person. At times, one's last words are a mirror into their soul.
2. Patrick Henry's last words were: "Here is a book worth more than all the other books which were ever printed; yet it is my misfortune never to have, till lately, found time to read it with proper attention and feeling."
3. Thomas Paine, the renowned American author and noted infidel, said in the final moments of his life: "I would gives worlds, if I had them, that "Age of Reason" had not been published. O Lord, help me! O God what have I done to suffer so much? But there is no God! But if there should be, what will become of me hereafter? Stay with me, for God's sake. Send even a child to stay with me, for it is hell to be alone. If ever the devil had an agent, I have been that one."
4. Shortly before John Wesley died he said, "The best of all is, God is with us." His last word was "Farewell."
5. I find it interesting the last words of Joseph: "I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which He sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob" (Gen.50:24).
6. Joseph was 110 years of age. It had been 93 years since he was sold into slavery. He had been blessed to see his grandchildren and even his great-grandchildren, which was considered to be favored by God.
7. In his dying words he made an unusual request and made his family sware to honor his request. But in his dying words he also made probably the greatest statement of his life. It nay have not have been his most famous words, but it was the words that put in the great hall of faith found in the book of Hebrews.8. The dying words of Joseph were words of faith. They both demonstrate and define Biblical faith.
9. In Mark 11:22 Jesus said, "And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God."
10. What did Jesus mean? Let's loo ...
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