26 So Joseph established it as a law concerning land in Egypt—still in force today—that a fifth of the produce belongs to Pharaoh. It was only the land of the priests that did not become Pharaoh’s.
27 Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number. Genesis 47:26-27
Having the blessing of both Joseph and Pharaoh enable the Israelites to prosper. They didn’t have to worry about where they would find food in the middle of a famine. It would be easy to take that kind of blessing for granted because there was no struggle for it.
This is just so true of those in the West today. We don’t struggle and we forget that billions of people don’t have it so easy. We often neglect to give God the thanks for even the simple things in life.
Take a moment today to count those blessings. We have it really good here, and we are a blessed people.