Who will bury you when you die?

There are many men that will be buried by their oldest daughter with their second wife instead of by their firstborn son with their first wife. You might wonder how this could possibly happen. Well, all that is required is some adultery –  the father abandons his first family for his second wife and her children! Do you want your second wife’s oldest daughter to write your obituary and fail to mention that you have a firstborn son with your first wife? Do you want your firstborn son to be sitting in the back row of chairs with the “visitors” instead of in the front row at your funeral? If a man permits this to happen, this will be very pleasing to the second wife and her oldest daughter because they will know wholeheartedly that they came first in this man’s life. Unfortunately, this is a grievous mistake for a father to make – this second family must never be permitted to replace a man’s first family! A man that keeps his family united will not only be blessed on earth, but also will be blessed in heaven. Save the first family! Put your second family into their proper place – SECOND!

Jacob never abandoned his firstborn son with Rachel for Leah, his second wife. In the end, it was Joseph, Jacob’s firstborn son with his first wife, that prepared his burial. Here is how it happened…

“And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days (seventy days). And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now, I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again. And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear. And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt.” (Genesis 50:1-7)


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I am the author of The Step-Father’s Step-Son. The book is available through Family Matters Publishing at www.stepfathersstepson.com and Amazon.com. The book covers subjects such as: adultery, family, relationships, and parenting. The book is written primarily for the first family and the children of the parents of the first family.