Genesis 49

 

1.  Read Proverbs 4:1.  What wise counsel do you learn from this verse?

 

2.  Genesis 49 is a prophetic message of what would happen to Jacob’s sons in the future.  How does prophecy help you to grow, even if it is about someone else?

 

 

3.  Gen. 49:3,4.  Let’s learn about Reuben.  Not one prominent person came from his blood line:  no King, no prophet, no judge. 

            a.  What three distinctions about him does it mention?

 

            b.  What negative thing does it say about him?

 

            c.  What lesson do you learn from his life?

 

4.  Gen. 49:5-7  Simeon and Levi

            a.  What descriptive words are used to describe them?

 

            b.  What happened to their inheritance?

 

            c.  What lesson do you learn from their lives?

 

5.  Gen. 49:8-13  Judah

            a.  What did Judah receive that belonged to Reuben?

 

            b.  What animal describes him?

 

            c.  What lessons do you learn from his life?

                        Gen. 37:26,27

                        Gen. 38:1-27

                        Gen. 43:8,9

                        Gen. 44:16

 

6.  Gen. 49:13   Jebulun

            a.  How does Jacob describe him?

 

            b.  What lesson do you learn from him?

 

7.  Gen. 49:14   Issachar

            a.  What animal is used for him?  Why?

 

            b.  What is his trait of character?

 

            c.  What lesson do you learn from his life?

 

8.  Gen. 49:16   Dan –

            a.  What do you see about his life?

 

            b.  Why is his name omitted from the list in Revelation 7?

 

            c.  What lesson do you learn from his life?

 

9.  Gen. 49:19 – Gad

            a.  How is his life described?

 

            b.  What lessons do you feel his life taught?

 

10.  Gen. 49:20 – Asher

            a.  What happened with him?

 

            b.  What lesson do you learn from him?

 

11.  Gen. 49:21 – Naphtali

            a.  What is his basic trait of character?

 

            b.  What lesson do you learn from him?

 

12.  Gen. 49:22 – Joseph

            a.  How is he described?

 

            b.  What is the lesson for us?

 

13.  Gen. 49:37 – Benjamin

            a.  How does Jacob describe him?

 

            b.  What lessons can we learn from him?

 

14.  Read Gen. 49:38.  Jacob blessed them all and then died at 147 years old.  Why did he bless them when they had so many flaws?  What is the lesson for us?

 

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