We arrive at our passage today with massive uncertainty. Famine has its grip on the region. Jacob has lost another son – Simeon was left in Egypt, hostage to the “lord of the land” (42:33). The food is running out… If something is not done, the line of Jacob will end and the promises of God blessing the entire world through him will fail.
Scripture References: Genesis 43, Genesis 37:2, Genesis 28:10-17, Genesis 37:5-8