6 June 2018 Verse of the Day

and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.  (1 Peter 2:24 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Gen 50:1  Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him. 
Gen 50:2  Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him, 
Gen 50:3  taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days. 
Gen 50:4  When the days of mourning had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s court, “If I have found favor in your eyes, speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him, 
Gen 50:5  ‘My father made me swear an oath and said, “I am about to die; bury me in the tomb I dug for myself in the land of Canaan.” Now let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.'” 
Gen 50:6  Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do.” 
Gen 50:7  So Joseph went up to bury his father. All Pharaoh’s officials accompanied him—the dignitaries of his court and all the dignitaries of Egypt— 
Gen 50:8  besides all the members of Joseph’s household and his brothers and those belonging to his father’s household. Only their children and their flocks and herds were left in Goshen. 
Gen 50:9  Chariots and horsemen also went up with him. It was a very large company. 
Gen 50:10  When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly; and there Joseph observed a seven-day period of mourning for his father. 
Gen 50:11  When the Canaanites who lived there saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “The Egyptians are holding a solemn ceremony of mourning.” That is why that place near the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim. 
Gen 50:12  So Jacob’s sons did as he had commanded them: 
Gen 50:13  They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite. 
Gen 50:14  After burying his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, together with his brothers and all the others who had gone with him to bury his father. 
God’s Good Purposes
Gen 50:15  When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” 
Gen 50:16  So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died: 
Gen 50:17  ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept. 
Gen 50:18  His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said. 
Gen 50:19  But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 
Gen 50:20  You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 
Gen 50:21  So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them. 
The Death of Joseph
Gen 50:22  Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father’s family. He lived a hundred and ten years 
Gen 50:23  and saw the third generation of Ephraim’s children. Also the children of Makir son of Manasseh were placed at birth on Joseph’s knees. 
Gen 50:24  Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” 
Gen 50:25  And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place.” 
Gen 50:26  So Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt. 

Israel Increases Greatly in Egypt
Exo 1:1
  These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: 
Exo 1:2  Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; 
Exo 1:3  Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; 
Exo 1:4  Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. 
Exo 1:5  The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt. 
Exo 1:6  Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, 
Exo 1:7  but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them. 
Pharaoh Oppresses Israel
Exo 1:8  Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. 
Exo 1:9  “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 
Exo 1:10  Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.” 
Exo 1:11  So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. 
Exo 1:12  But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 
Exo 1:13  and worked them ruthlessly. 
Exo 1:14  They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly. 
Exo 1:15  The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 
Exo 1:16  “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 
Exo 1:17  The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 
Exo 1:18  Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?” 
Exo 1:19  The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” 
Exo 1:20  So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 
Exo 1:21  And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own. 
Exo 1:22  Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard