Sean Nolan - Few and Evil Days

Genesis 47:1-12

In this passage we see the aged Jacob and the brothers of Joseph being placed in the "best" part of the land of Egypt due to their relationship to Joseph. What stands out to me is the 130 year old Jacob saying to Pharaoh that his life was "short and evil." What will we do with the few years we will be on this earth in fallen bodies? Additionally, we won't all stand before Pharaoh, but we will all someday stand before the king of the universe. Like Jacob, if we have a relationship with Jesus (Joseph is a type) we will inherit the "best part of the land" (Promise Land) not because of what we've accomplished but because of what he'd accomplished on our behalf.