Judah – The Spokesperson for Jacob’s Sons


๐Ÿ“• Genesis 42 – 47 Judah – The Spokesperson for Jacob’s Sons

In Chapter 42 of Genesis we have come to know that Jacob’s ten sons went down to Egypt to buy grains . They could buy the grain but Simeon- Jacob’s second son was imprisoned instead of his first born Reuben ( perhaps he had saved Joseph’s life years ago โ˜บ โœ’๏ธ 37:21-22 )

๐Ÿ‘ฃ On their Second Journey to Egypt, Judah became the Spokesman for his brothers ( โœ’๏ธ 43:3-5,8-10;44:14-34;46:28 ) . This time the ten brothers took Benjamin along with them as desired by Joseph โœ’๏ธ 42:20. Jacob was not at all willing to send Benjamin โœ’๏ธ 42:36,38 . To cut the story short , Joseph’s Silver Cup ( as planned ) was found in Benjamin’s Sack โœ’๏ธ 44:1-13 , and accordingly Benjamin would become Joseph’s slave โœ’๏ธ 44:17 . But Judah offered himself as security for Benjamin’s safety as well as for the well being of their old – aged father Jacob โœ’๏ธ 43:8-9;44:30-33 ) and he said, “How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me ?” โœ’๏ธ 44:34 or in other words ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ “Shall I go empty-handed to meet my father”?
๐Ÿ’ซ The story ended with Joseph – Revealing himself ; Reunion of brothers and Jacob’s arrival in Egypt ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“Œ Let us ponder upon Judah’s statement : “How can I go back to my father without Benjamin”?
This is an important question for all of us to ask :

“Shall I go empty-handed to meet my Heavenly Father without Benjamins” โ“
Where are Benjamins today โ“
Do we care โ“

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต ~~~
Must I go – and empty-handed ?
Thus my dear Redeemer meet ?
Not one day of service give Him
Lay no trophy at His feet ?

Must I go – and empty-handed ?
Must I meet my Saviour so ?
Not one soul with which to greet Him ?
Must I empty-handed go ?
~~~ ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ ~~~
Blessed are those whom the Lord finds watching .
ln His glory they shall share ;
If He shall come at the dawn or midnight
Will He find us watching there ?

Oh , can we say we are ready, brother ?
Ready for the soul’s bright home ?
~~~ ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

How wonderful it would be on that Day when we meet our Heavenly Father , and say , “Here are the Benjamins” โ—

Glory to God ๐Ÿ™Œ
โœ๐Ÿฝ Mark Boje
Arunachal Pradesh, India

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