Genesis 46 :: Light in the Pit
Genesis 46:1 So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
Here we see what Jacob does in the midst of these life-changing events:
his sons returning from Egypt twice with more than they had left with
news about Joseph being alive after 20+ years of believing a wild animal had killed him
receiving wagons and wagons of evidence of Joseph’s new world position… 2nd only to the throne of Pharaoh
an invitation and perhaps a necessity to move once again
In the midst of some significant, life-changing events, Jacob took time to come before God in worship… “when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.”
Worship in the midst of life changing.
Job did that when his life changed abruptly (Job 1:20). David often wrote of worshiping amidst continuous change in his life (Psalm 3 and nearly all the psalms he wrote!). Mary spent moments in worship upon receiving news of her role in the Messiah’s arrival (Luke 1).
Worship in the midst of life changing…. do we?
Interesting… the verses that immediately follow 46:1 detail the following:
I am God (vs 3)
Don’t be afraid (vs 3)
I will go down to Egypt with you (vs 4)