Finishing the book of Genesis is a great reminder of just how big the Bible is. So much has happened in these 50 chapters. It feels like we should be reaching the end of the story at some point, but we are definitely somehow still at the beginning. The transition into Exodus can also serve as a reminder that the Scriptures are connected and that the story of God’s work is continuous. It feels like Exodus 1 could just as easily be Genesis 51.
Today is a good day to reflect on what we have read. What were the main events of Genesis? What would you consider your favorite part? What has God revealed to you through consistent study of His word? As we read the first chapter and look ahead to this next book, what do you already know about Exodus? Feel free to write some answers down if you’d like.
If you’re looking for a takeaway as Genesis comes to a close, these are the verses that hit home for me:
19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.Genesis 50:19-20, ESV
Joseph went through a lot, but he knew that it was all for a reason.
God meant it for good.