Numerical Expositions: Genesis 37:13

Numerical Expositions: Genesis 37:13

Hebron : Palestine | Jan 07, 2013 at 12:57 AM PST
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And Israel said to Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

-- Gen. 37:13 (KJV)

Here is another case of dysfunction with the family. Jacob sent all of his children except for Joseph to feed the flock. Everyone else had to work hard, but he gave exception to Joseph; Joseph was given delegated authority from his father to oversee their duties.

Numerical Analysis: The numerical pattern for this verse is 1,4,5,3,7. (1) To follow God, speak correctly to your children. (4) To stay in God's Word, keep track of what your children are doing. (5) To stay in God's presence, look to spend time with all of your children. (3) Stay in the Spirit to be sent. (7) To be complete, speak correctly to your parents.

Adrian Holman is based in Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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