Genesis 44:25 A “Little” Food

Genesis 44:25 (KJV)
And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.

The term, little, has to be relative. Each brother carried sacks of food back with them and I think we can assume each brother had more than one animal carrying sacks. It would be impractical to endeavor upon such a journey unless a substantial amount of food could be obtained. There were seventy mouths to feed back home and they wouldn’t have wanted to make this journey very often. 

On the other hand, it could not have been a lot of food. They could have only carried so much and, with so many mouths to feed, it must surely have been a sparse meal they all received. 

So much trouble for just a little food. 

  • How necessary that little bit is
  • What lengths a man will go to get it

May we ever learn to place this much value in the things of the spirit-things of eternal worth. 

Job 23:12
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. 

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Genesis 44:25 A “Little” Food

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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