“Take us and our land in exchange for food, and we will become Pharaoh’s slaves and our land his property.” —Genesis 47:19
“Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the region of Goshen. There they acquired property, were fertile, and increased greatly” (47:27). In contrast, everyone else in Egypt, except for the priests, had to turn over their livestock and land to the state in exchange for food.
Prayer: Father, by Your grace may I flourish even in the worst of circumstances (Jer 17:8).
Promise: “Joseph settled his father and brothers and gave them holdings in Egypt on the pick of the land.” —47:11