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Person of Integrity-Joseph

December 6th, 2018

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Person of Integrity from the Bible is Joseph (whose story is found in the book of Genesis).

Hebrews 11:22 says something curious about this man of God: “By faith, Joseph when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.”

Joseph’s forefathers were Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They each received specific instructions regarding the promised land for Israel. Joseph knew that Egypt was not the permanent home for his people. Near his death, he said to his brothers, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” He then proceeded to make the Israelites swear on oath that when God comes to their aid, his bones must be carried up from this place. That is exactly what Moses did at the time of the Exodus.

The faithfulness of Joseph to believe the promises of God inspires us to trust His words in the Bible and to live a life of Integrity.

John Shirk


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