Good movies end with a nice resolution—a happy ending to a pressing problem, or a relationship restored, or a quest completed. The music flourishes, the credits roll, and you leave the theater. But faithful fans know that the end is not always 'the end' of the story. There’s often a small part shared after the credits.
If the life of Joseph were a movie, it would have a Hollywood ending after chapter 46. Now reconciled with his brothers, Joseph sends them to get their father. A final sweeping and emotional scene of Joseph and Jacob embracing in Egypt while the music swells before the screen fades to black and the credits roll.
But…this is not the end of the story for Joesph or Jacob. God is still setting the stage for the most intricate, interwoven, and undeniable backstory to His story the world has ever seen. In Genesis 47 to 50, we have a “post-credit” sequence that gives clues about God’s grand plan of redemption that will continue.
Listen to our study of Genesis 47:1-10 and see how God sets the stage for the next great chapter of this incredible story.
Read ahead for this Sunday when we'll be studying the rest of Genesis 47. You can also catch up on other studies from our Genesis series.