Genesis 47:6 (KJV)
The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
We people are such hypocritical beings. The Egyptians considered shepherds an abomination but their own Pharaoh owned cattle. He may not have worked them himself but owning them made him a de facto shepherd.
On the more positive note, I am interested in Pharaoh’s interest in “men of activity.” His experience with Joseph told him that these were a people capable of production. He no doubt had his own employees over his cattle but Joseph might recommend someone able to get more increase for the same work.
Men of activity will never be long out of work. Someone will see it. Someone will recognize the person who puts his hand to the plow. Be busy about whatever work you do, and someone will put you to even greater work.
To my readers:
First of all, thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. Secondly, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments.
For this and more than 4600 earlier Daily Visits with God visit https://mckenzie-visit-with-god.blogspot.com. There you will find daily visits going back to 2006.
If you have been blessed by this blog, please subscribe to my feed and share it with others.
For more resources from Pastor Marvin McKenzie visit http://puyallupbaptistchurch.com.
My books are available at:
My author spotlight at Lulu.com:
My author Page for Kindle/Amazon
Genesis 47:6 Men of Activity
photos from pexels.com
Please consider helping our church’s teen department by signing up for cash back shopping at http://www.dubli.com/M04VB. This program has three levels of participation, the first being completely free.