Furthering God's Plan

The Hebrews had experienced times of famine in the past.  In Genesis 13, Abram took Sarai to Egypt for a short time to weather a famine.  In Genesis 26, Isaac endured famine, but God instructed him not to go to Egypt.  But the famine of Genesis 41-47 was so severe that it became necessary to move all the Hebrews from Canaan to Egypt just to survive.  It happened this way to further God’s great plan to make a nation of the descendants of Abraham.  When Israel finally left Egypt in the Exodus, Abraham’s family was a nation of 600,000 adult men plus women and children (Exodus 12:37). 

- Neal

Lesson 41 Study Notes 

Posted on April 22, 2017 .