Joseph – A Man of Faith


NAU Hebrews 11:22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.

NIV Hebrews 11:22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones.

KJV Hebrews 11:22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. {made…: or, remembered}

When you live life understanding the sovereignty of God, your faith is strengthened and matured. The longer Joseph lived in humble submission to God’s sovereignty, the more his confidence in the promises of God grew. By the end of his life, his confidence in the promise of God to Abraham was so strong that Joseph made his sons promise to return his bones to Israel, the land promised to his (Joseph’s) great grandfather, Abraham, and his descendents by their sovereign God.

Appreciating God’s sovereignty strengthens your faith.  Become a man or woman of faith by  appreciating and submitting to the sovereignty of God.


1 Response to “Joseph – A Man of Faith”

  1. 1 Dad March 24, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    It is with joy that I am fulfilled daily with your lessons each day.

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