God is WITH Us in our Trials: Day 4

01 God is With Us in our Trials

    Day 4: Joseph’s Secret

The story of Joseph has a ton of twists and turns. He’s deeply loved by his father, beaten by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, then raised to become the second most powerful person in what was, at the time, the most powerful nation in the world. 

Joseph could’ve inflicted severe punishment on his brothers. He could’ve imprisoned them. He could’ve let them leave Egypt without any food, which would’ve led them to starvation. He could’ve had them beaten and sold into slavery. He could’ve responded in so many ways…but he responded in grace. 

We read in Genesis 45:16, “Then Joseph kissed each of his brothers and wept over them, and after that they began talking freely with him.”

As you read today, consider this: 

Think back through all of the readings from this week: How did Joseph respond to the challenges he experienced? Would you have responded any differently a year ago? 5 years ago? 10 years ago? Would you respond any differently today?

READING:

     GENESIS 44, 45 & 46

Think back through all of the readings from this week: How did Joseph respond to the challenges he experienced?

Would you have responded any differently a year ago? 5 years ago? 10 years ago?

Would you respond any differently today? 

F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)

Read: Leviticus 8 & 9

Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, I’ve learned this week that Joseph’s story is more than a “Rags to Riches” story. It’s a story that ultimately speaks of Your redemption. It’s a reminder that I have been enslaved by things that I initially thought were outside my control. It’s a reminder that I can grow to love others who have hurt me. It’s a reminder that You strongly love me despite the things I have done to hurt You. Finally, it’s a reminder that You have been (and will continue to be) with me through it all. Thank You for that! I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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