When the period of mourning was over, Joseph approached Pharaoh’s advisers and asked them to speak to Pharaoh on his behalf. He told them, “Tell Pharaoh that my father made me swear an oath. He said to me, ‘I am about to die; take my body back to the land of Canaan, and bury me in our family’s burial cave.’ Now I need to go and bury my father. After his burial is complete, I will return without delay.” Pharaoh agreed to Joseph’s request. “Go and bury your father, as you promised,” he said. (Gen 50:4-6 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, help me keep my promises regardless of cost or inconvenience because it is a matter of integrity and honor—a reflection of the integrity of our relationship—to do what I have promised. Help me act responsibly in small things as well as large and be faithful to others as to You. Thank You for Your faithfulness to me to do all that You have promised. In Jesus’ name, Amen.