There are two scenes in this passage, which are in contrast to one another. In the first, the Egyptians are feeling the weight of the famine. In contrast, the Israelites are being fruitful and multiplying. Yet even in their prosperity, Jacob reminds them not to get comfortable. Egypt is not their home. We are sojourners on this earth. Rather than seeking comfort in this world, we take comfort in God’s promises and in Christ, who fulfills those promises.