Genesis 46:30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.
I know it is just a saying but I think it expressed how Jacob had come to feel about life. He lived for his children, especially Joseph and Benjamin. His life was wrapped up in theirs. When Joseph was thought to be dead it took the wind out of Jacob’s sails. Life became dry and dull.
Now that he would see Joseph that would be all he needed in his life. He would be ready to die.
I am afraid that I can get so wrapped up in the less important things that I can feel that way. I really want my life to count for God. I really want to do a work for Him. I want to see Him magnified, the gospel spread, etc.
It is easy to get off track. It is easy to let something else be life. It should be that to live is Christ not Joseph. I can’t be critical because I believe that I am very much the same way. I do want to change. I want to be more God focused. I want my life to count in the ways that count for Him and to Him!