Going Where He Leads

Not only did God hear Israel’s prayer, but He went with Him, promising to keep His covenant with Israel’s family.

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So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there. I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes.”

Genesis 46: 1-4 (NASB)

I must confess, as much as I love the story of Israel (Jacob) and his family, I become sad as we near the end of it. It is such a beautiful story of God caring for His chosen children. Today’s verses stood out for me as a wise lesson from Israel for his family and to us today. He has heard the amazing news that Joseph, his dearest son, is alive and well in Egypt and bids his father to come to him. Before he sets out on the journey to Egypt, Israel chooses first to seek counsel from Almighty God at Beersheba, as did his father and grandfather before him.

It certainly is worth noting that Israel followed the prayerful habits of his father and grandfather in the same sanctified place as they did. He comes before God reverently, bringing sacrifices. There would be no journey without first consulting the Almighty, and certainly no journey if He said no. These are prayers that God delights in answering, and He does in Israel’s case.

Dear Reader, not only did God hear Israel’s prayer, but He went with Him, promising to keep His covenant with Israel’s family. May we learn from Israel in our walk with God today; that before any decisions or journeys, we, too, will seek God in prayer. Seek Him reverently as Israel did, and He will go with you where His Spirit leads you.



This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Devotional Treasures


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Devotional Treasures is a daily source of Biblical posts on various sources; they are free to all. These are written by me, Alan Kearns, and are inspired by my own private reading/study of God's Word.

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