A stranger in the land of Canaan 

Moses said,

“Now Jacob dwelt in the land where his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan” (Genesis 37:1).

Yet, the Lord had promised the land to Jacob’s grandfather, Abraham, and to Jacob’s father, Isaac, but they only possessed it in promise. 

Therefore, while they lived on the earth, they were strangers in the Land of Canaan, and while we live on the earth, we are likewise strangers, if our true citizenship is in heaven. 
The Lord would give the Land of Canaan to the descendants of the three patriarchs that they might bring the Savior into the world to save any from the world who desire to live in a better place. 

Where is your home? Here or in the place beyond the earth? 

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