“But let me lie with my fathers; you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burial place. And he said, I will do as you have said.” Genesis 47:30
Here Jacob (Israel) in his old age realizes he will die soon. He see’s how the LORD has been blessing Joseph and the children of Israel with land, prestige, and riches and knows how complacent they can and will become! So he makes them promise that when he dies they will bury him back in Israel to remind them of where they belong!
“I am a stranger on the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.” Psalm 119:19
This should be a reminder for us like Jacob let’s not get so caught up in this world, that we forget the LORD! We can be distracted easily good and bad news, life is full of distractions! We need daily reminders that this is not our home and one day we will be with the LORD forever!
“They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power.” Psalm 145:11
Today don’t get sucked into wordily stuff, instead be consumed with the godly stuff of the LORD! Eternity with the LORD is forever our earthly life is seventy to maybe ninety year maybe more! Have a blessed day being a stranger in a strange land! And boy it’s getting strange!