Genesis 50:1-Exodus 2:10 Matthew 16:13-17:9 Psalm 21:1-13 Proverbs 5:1-6
As I have stated in earlier posts, I truly love Joseph on Genesis. Why? He was a planner, a man of passion and a man of forgiveness. Today’s story is reflective of that. When his father dies his brothers naturally think they will be sought out by Joseph for retribution. I mean, Joseph had a reason. But Joseph thought differently, not of this world, but thought as God thinks. Joseph was a big picture thinker, he saw what others could not see.
19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.Genesis 50:19-20
How many times has man intended evil and God was able to use it for his good and glory. In my life, I have seen this play out many times. I had a job where I was promised one thing, only to see that promise be broken and cause pain in my life and that of my family. However, in the end, it was a blessing for all of us and has put my family on the path that I believe God-ordained, but would not have happened save for the “evil” done to us.
What do you think? Until next time, peace.
Tyndale. The One Year Bible NIV (OYB: Full Size) (Kindle Locations 1511-1512). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.