It is better to go into the house of mourning than to go into the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. (Eccl. 7:2-3).
‚Ä¶all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. (Heb. 11:39-40)
I. Final Words
‚ÄúDo not bury me in Egypt, but let me lie with my fathers. Carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burying place.‚ÄĚ (Gen. 47:29-30)
A. The Importance of a Place and of a People
B. Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, and‚Ä¶Leah?
II. Dying Details
A. An Egyptian Embalming
He has put eternity in man‚Äôs hearts (Eccl. 3:11)
B. An Echo of the Exodus
Conclusion: The Ultimate Exodus
Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation. I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again, and Joseph‚Äôs hand shall close your eyes.‚ÄĚ (Gen. 46:2-4)
He spoke to Moses and Elijah, ‚Ä¶of his exodus, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem (Lk. 9:31)