Prayer-Lord, Open my heart and open my mind and help me learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
29-32 Then he instructed them: "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave which is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, the cave in the field of Machpelah facing Mamre in the land of Canaan, the field Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite for a burial plot. Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried there; Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried there; I also buried Leah there. The field and the cave were bought from the Hittites."
33 Jacob finished instructing his sons, pulled his feet into bed, breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.
This is a short reading today,(it’s Monday.) Jacob wants to be buried by his wives, and expects his sons to honor this wish. It would not be an easy trip, dragging a dead body many days through the dessert, the smell may overcome the grief by the end. The Sons of Jacob, the twelve tribes of Israel, could and did do this. God asks us to do some things that may be unpleasant, but are needed. Will you do them?
Genesis will soon wrap up, and we will soon be studying one of Paul’s letters.
Prayer- Lord, Yes I will do your work. Ask me and help me, and all things are possible. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.