Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 27 – Genesis 43-45

Today’s reading comes from Genesis 43-45. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word.

God is good. If we faithfully serve him, if we faithfully follow him, if we faithfully submit to his leadership even when it does not seem to make sense, God is going to deliver. I firmly believe that. Joseph must have and it certainly worked out in the end.

After being sold into slavery and thrown into prison he could have easily given up on God. But he never did. His life and actions showed the faith that had been instilled in him through his father Jacob. Joseph stayed the course and came out victorious. Maybe while going through it he never saw it, but he certainly did by the time his brothers arrived in the land. “God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.” Genesis 45:7-8 NIV84.

What turmoil have you encountered in life? Have you look for the good that God may be doing through it in your life and those around you? If not, pray that God will open your eyes to see what it is he is doing.

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