Joseph's Brothers Come to Egypt
Joseph has been exalted to the second place in the entire land of Egypt. Now all that needs to take place in order for the dreams of his youth to be fulfilled is for his brothers to come and bow down to him. God is working this out through the famine that is in the land. He is also preparing for the preservation of the children of Israel through the next 400 years. God’s providence is seen as strongly here as it is in the book of Esther. He is bringing all things together for His good.
Journey to Gerar
Abraham is maturing in his life. These two chapters deal with things in his life that are coming to some kind of completion. His life is bearing the fruit he has planted - for good or bad.
Creation of Adam and Eve
David marveled how that man was “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). In another Psalm, he glories that man was made just “a little lower than the angels” (Psalm 8:5). Study carefully the creation of Adam and Eve. Notice God’s original plan for man. See what you can learn about man’s original design.