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Preparing for disaster

This Bible study can help us explore whether we can prepare for disasters and learn from them for the future

2016

A man making a Gabion to stop landslides in a Village in Nepal

From: Reveal toolkit: Disaster risk management

Tools that help communities to prepare for, respond to, or reduce the impact of potential hazards and disasters

This Bible study is based on Genesis 41:25–39.

It makes the following key points:

  • This story is about a hazard that was predicted, so that action could be taken before it happened. It emphasises the importance of early warning systems, whether they are divine or man-made! In today’s world, early warning of drought, storms and floods can help reduce the impact of the hazard.
  • Management responsibility was given to Joseph – he was trusted. In emergency situations there needs to be trust in the leadership.
  • God used this project to save Jacob’s family and the future of Israel. Disaster planning can be used by God to do good and achieve his purposes in the world.

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