So Phar′aoh said to Joseph:[…]”Take your father and your households and come here to me. I will give you the good things of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the richest part of the land.[…] Do not worry about your belongings, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.”
Israel’s household went from being on the verge of dying of starvation to living in the most abundant environment available at the time.
This reminds me of the spiritual abundance God’s people enjoy nowadays.
We live in a world that is spiritually deprived.
Although religion is everywhere, most people wonder where God is and they are not sure he listens to them or how to draw close to him.
Some go so far as to try to experience spirituality through fleshly conducts such as drugs or sex.
When some of my friends have participated witnessing in the streets, pastors from other churches have come up to them and asked them for our literature because they do not know what to teach their followers.
It is a blessing to be a part of God’s people- an organization that provides spiritual food in abundance.
This “food” comes in the form of answers to both basic and deep questions:
Why is there so much suffering?
This spiritual abundance is reminiscent of other Bible prophecies:
‘Look! The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah,
‘When I will send a famine into the land,
Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water,
But for hearing the words of Jehovah.’
They will not go hungry, nor will they thirst,
For the One who has mercy on them will lead them,
And he will guide them by the springs of water.
[…] Look! These are coming from far away,
[…] For Jehovah has comforted his people,
And he shows mercy to his own afflicted ones.