Day 27

Day 27 Reading – Genesis Chapters 43-45

Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.  Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.  Genesis 45:3-7 NIV

Our belief in the sovereign nature of God should allow us as believers to be forgiving rather than vindictive.

Many things happen in our life that bring us to today – some we do – some are done to us – but I want to believe that in all things God is in control.

Have you been harboring ill feelings because of something that happened in the past? Something that someone did you to you in the past?

Allow God to turn your thoughts from hurt to forgiveness …

It worked for Joseph … and maybe that’s the point of this story for us today.

 

Day 28 Reading – Genesis Chapters 46-47

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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