...another attribute about the name (Elohim), what's He say? "I am God...?", the God of your father.
Now that's interesting. He could have said, "The God of heaven". But He says the God of your father. And it's actually said twice, if you look back at verse one, the narrator, Moses, tells us, "Israel set out with all that he had and he came to Beersheba and offered sacrifices to the God of his father, Isaac". Then the Lord says, "I am God, the God of your father".
What's that doing?
And what we see is, the Lord, as He's dealing with all the other things He is dealing with, saving His people, showing the glory of His providence in allowing a famine to come and having Joseph right in the right place at the right time at the head of Egypt; working on his sons… I mean the brothers who had the murderous intent… bring in their repentance. He's also working on His anointed one, Jacob, to bring him into conformity with His will, and of course with the Lord Jesus Christ.
That's what's happening.
… if you understand three things, then you can trust God even when life hurts, even when terrible things happen… accidents… when you're diagnosed with an incurable disease or someone you love is diagnosed with an incurable disease.
1. You have to know God is absolutely sovereign.
2. You have to know that God is perfectly good or loving.
3. And you have to know He is infinitely wise.
And the Bible teaches all three of those things. And if you know those things and you apply those things, it will change every circumstance because you know He's doing what's best.