And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
I. THE PATRIARCH JACOB, IN HIS OLD AGE, A SOJOURNER IN EGYPT.
II. JACOB AND THE PHARAOH OF EGYPT.
III. JOSEPH, THE AFFECTIONATE SON AND NOBLE BROTHER.
1. The reality of Joseph's love for his brothers, as well as for his lather, is found in the abundant provision he made for them all.
2. This evidence of Joseph's forgiveness of his brother's great wrong to him, and of his care for them, completes the picture of one of the most beautiful characters presented in history.
3. And this perfection of character, combining so many qualities, presents him to us not only as a beautiful model of manliness, of filial and fraternal love, but also as one of the most perfect types of our great exemplar, the Lord Jesus Christ.Lessons:
1. God's faithfulness to His people.
2. Notwithstanding the Divine love, God's people are not exempt from suffering.
3. A good son maketh the heart of his father to rejoice.
4. Let us learn more perfectly the duty of loving one another.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.