They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre, which Abraham had bought as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite, along with the field. – Genesis 50:13
Jake died in Egypt and was carried off to the land of Canaan by a large procession, which included all of his descendants and a large group of Egyptian officials. He was buried in Canaan in the Jordan Valley in the tomb his granddad Abe had bought. God had brought Jake back to the land he promised him, just as he said prior to Jake’s journey to Egypt.
Jacob may have died in Egypt, but he trusted in God to bring him back to Canaan. Now, Jake wasn’t alive when God brought him back to Canaan, but he nevertheless brought him back, as promised. Here we see again that God keeps his word and does things in his timing. Jake may have wanted to come back to Canaan alive, but he trusted God even to the point of his death that his resting place would be in Canaan. Are you still holding onto God’s word and promise? Has it been a long time since that promise was given? Do you feel anxious at times over the matter? I have, and I am learning today that God really does honor his word to the last. Even if it happens after we are gone, God’s promise will happen. IT HAS TO BE IN HIS TIMING AND AT HIS DOING!
Father, in just a short span of three days, you’ve shown me that your promises come to pass and that those who trusted in you may have waited a long time to see the fulfillment of those promises. Nevertheless, you are the faithful God. You are the true God! You are the only God!! Therefore, hold me in your hands and give me the patience to wait on your word coming to fruition. Forgive my uneasiness and doubt. I believe in your word and you! You are the love of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.