Genesis 47

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“My years have been few and difficult, and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers” (Genesis 47:9)

January 23, 2011

Jacob sees life as a pilgrimage, a short journey on the way to eternity. Surely Abraham and Isaac taught him this. Seeing a heavenly ladder, wrestling an angel, and seeing Joseph alive must have convinced him of God’s promise of paradise.