“When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other?” 2 He continued, “I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die” (Genesis 42:1-2).
Jacob and his family were delivered by the Egyptians. Later on, things changed, and God’s people needed to e delivered from the Egyptians: “During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them” (Exodus 2:23-25).
When things change, and we go from happy times into hard times, let us make sure that we’re putting our trust in the Lord. Thank the Lord when things are going well. Trust him when they’re not going so well.