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Corn in Egypt

Today’s Verse:

Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die. ~Genesis 42:1-2

Are you someone who is proactive or reactive in nature? People that are proactive are characterized by an aggressive, spirited, and zealous nature. They are people who desire to be ahead of the curve. They work with the intent of not letting problems and challenges overcome them, but rather attack the situation with a plan for accomplishment. Proactive people look at a situation with an end goal of accomplishment in mind. This morning, we are looking at a passage of scripture that challenges us in the matter of being proactive.

We see an adverse QUANDARY.

A widespread famine affected Egypt and much of the surrounding area. A famine is when there is a food shortage due to a long deficiency of rain and a loss of crops and animal life. When a famine occurs, people become desperate and go into survival mode. Famines pose a potential loss of life. No one was exempt from the effects of this famine including the patriarch Jacob and his sons. The immediat