Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of Pride Comes Before the Fall
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Romans 8: 28-30 and Ephesians 3:20-21

Week 5: Day 3

Please watch the second part of Pride Comes Before the Fall today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Genesis 42-43

42:1 When Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why are you looking at each other?” 2He then said, “Look, I hear that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy grain for us so that we may live and not die.” 3So ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. 4But Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, “What if some accident happens to him?” 5So Israel’s sons came to buy grain among the other travelers, for the famine was severe in the land of Canaan. 6Now Joseph was the ruler of the country, the one who sold grain to all the people of the country. Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the ground. 7When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger to them and spoke to them harshly. He asked, “Where do you come from?” They answered, “From the land of Canaan, to buy grain for food.” 8Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him. 9Then Joseph remembered the dreams he had dreamed about them, and he said to them, “You are spies; you have come to see if our land is vulnerable!” 10But they exclaimed, “No, my lord! Your servants have come to buy grain for food! 11We are all the sons of one man; we are honest men! Your servants are not spies.” 12“No,” he insisted, “but you have come to see if our land is vulnerable.” 13They replied, “Your servants are from a family of twelve brothers. We are the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is with our father at this time, and one is no longer alive.” 14But Joseph told them, “It is just as I said to you: You are spies! 15You will be tested in this way: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not depart from this place unless your youngest brother comes here. 16One of you must go and get your brother, while the rest of you remain in prison. In this way your words may be tested to see if you are telling the truth. If not, then, as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!” 17He imprisoned them all for three days. 18On the third day Joseph said to them, “Do as I say and you will live, for I fear God. 19If you are honest men, leave one of your brothers confined here in prison while the rest of you go and take grain back for your hungry families. 20But you must bring your youngest brother to me. Then your words will be verified and you will not die.” They did as he said. 21They said to one another, “Surely we’re being punished because of our brother, because we saw how distressed he was when he cried to us for mercy, but we refused to listen. That is why this distress has come on us!” 22Reuben said to them, “Didn’t I say to you, ‘Don’t sin against the boy,’ but you wouldn’t listen? So now we must pay for shedding his blood!” 23(Now they did not know that Joseph could understand them, for he was speaking through an interpreter.) 24He turned away from them and wept. When he turned around and spoke to them again, he had Simeon taken from them and tied up before their eyes. 25Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, to return each man’s money to his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. His orders were carried out. 26So they loaded their grain on their donkeys and left. 27When one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey at their resting place, he saw his money in the mouth of his sack. 28He said to his brothers, “My money was returned! Here it is in my sack!” They were dismayed; they turned trembling to one another and said, “What in the world has God done to us?” 29They returned to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan and told him all the things that had happened to them, saying, 30“The man, the lord of the land, spoke harshly to us and treated us as if we were spying on the land. 31But we said to him, ‘We are honest men; we are not spies! 32We are from a family of twelve brothers; we are the sons of one father. One is no longer alive, and the youngest is with our father at this time in the land of Canaan.’ 33“Then the man, the lord of the land, said to us, ‘This is how I will find out if you are honest men. Leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for your hungry households and go. 34But bring your youngest brother back to me so I will know that you are honest men and not spies. Then I will give your brother back to you and you may move about freely in the land.’” 35When they were emptying their sacks, there was each man’s bag of money in his sack! When they and their father saw the bags of money, they were afraid. 36Their father Jacob said to them, “You are making me childless! Joseph is gone. Simeon is gone. And now you want to take Benjamin! Everything is against me.” 37Then Reuben said to his father, “You may put my two sons to death if I do not bring him back to you. Put him in my care and I will bring him back to you.” 38But Jacob replied, “My son will not go down there with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left. If an accident happens to him on the journey you have to make, then you will bring down my gray hair in sorrow to the grave.” 43:1 Now the famine was severe in the land. 2When they finished eating the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Return, buy us a little more food.” 3But Judah said to him, “The man solemnly warned us, ‘You will not see my face unless your brother is with you.’ 4If you send our brother with us, we’ll go down and buy food for you. 5But if you will not send him, we won’t go down there because the man said to us, ‘You will not see my face unless your brother is with you.’” 6Israel said, “Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had one more brother?” 7They replied, “The man questioned us thoroughly about ourselves and our family, saying, ‘Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?’ So we answered him in this way. How could we possibly know that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down’?” 8Then Judah said to his father Israel, “Send the boy with me and we will go immediately. Then we will live and not die—we and you and our little ones. 9I myself pledge security for him; you may hold me liable. If I do not bring him back to you and place him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life. 10But if we had not delayed, we could have traveled there and back twice by now!” 11Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best products of the land in your bags, and take a gift down to the man—a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachios and almonds. 12Take double the money with you; you must take back the money that was returned in the mouths of your sacks—perhaps it was an oversight. 13Take your brother too, and go right away to the man. 14May the Sovereign God grant you mercy before the man so that he may release your other brother and Benjamin! As for me, if I lose my children I lose them.” 15So the men took these gifts, and they took double the money with them, along with Benjamin. Then they hurried down to Egypt and stood before Joseph. 16When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the servant who was over his household, “Bring the men to the house. Slaughter an animal and prepare it, for the men will eat with me at noon.” 17The man did just as Joseph said; he brought the men into Joseph’s house. 18But the men were afraid when they were brought to Joseph’s house. They said, “We are being brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks last time. He wants to capture us, make us slaves, and take our donkeys!” 19So they approached the man who was in charge of Joseph’s household and spoke to him at the entrance to the house. 20They said, “My lord, we did indeed come down the first time to buy food. 21But when we came to the place where we spent the night, we opened our sacks and each of us found his money—the full amount—in the mouth of his sack. So we have returned it. 22We have brought additional money with us to buy food. We do not know who put the money in our sacks!” 23“Everything is fine,” the man in charge of Joseph’s household told them. “Don’t be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks. I had your money.” Then he brought Simeon out to them. 24The servant in charge brought the men into Joseph’s house. He gave them water, and they washed their feet. Then he gave food to their donkeys. 25They got their gifts ready for Joseph’s arrival at noon, for they had heard that they were to have a meal there. 26When Joseph came home, they presented him with the gifts they had brought inside, and they bowed down to the ground before him. 27He asked them how they were doing. Then he said, “Is your aging father well, the one you spoke about? Is he still alive?” 28“Your servant our father is well,” they replied. “He is still alive.” They bowed down in humility. 29When Joseph looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, he said, “Is this your youngest brother, whom you told me about?” Then he said, “May God be gracious to you, my son.” 30Joseph hurried out, for he was overcome by affection for his brother and was at the point of tears. So he went to his room and wept there. 31Then he washed his face and came out. With composure he said, “Set out the food.” 32They set a place for him, a separate place for his brothers, and another for the Egyptians who were eating with him. (The Egyptians are not able to eat with Hebrews, for the Egyptians think it is disgusting to do so.) 33They sat before him, arranged by order of birth, beginning with the firstborn and ending with the youngest. The men looked at each other in astonishment. 34He gave them portions of the food set before him, but the portion for Benjamin was five times greater than the portions for any of the others. They drank with Joseph until they all became drunk. (NET Bible)

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