When we are intent on loving God, what the world has to offer us will be less and less appealing. When we are intent on loving God, what the world has to offer us will be less and less appealing.
It bears great witness to Joseph’s character and to God’s sovereignty, both wonderful examples and encouragement to the Christian faith.
Jesus encourages the people not to let death be a cause for fear or stress, but rather a call for courage. It’s a courage that comes from trusting in God, the Father and the Son – knowing God’s provision through the Son and the Son’s provision through His death and resurrection.
I love knowing that God is all-knowing (omniscient), all-present (omnipresent), and all-powerful (omnipotent). While we might find ourselves wishing He didn’t see and know every thought, word, deed, or – thing left undone, especially those things that we know He would be less than pleased with – the Bible makes it very clear – nothing escapes Him!
The author of Hebrews writes of those who not only lived by faith but “died in faith without ever receiving the things promised.”
WEEK 6, DAY 1 OF CHOOSING GOD INSTEAD OF THE WORLD, A LOVE GOD GREATLY STUDY Scripture Reading: Genesis 46:31-47:27 (SOAP – Proverbs 8:12-17) By me kings reign, and by me potentates decree righteousness; 16 by me princes rule, as well as nobles and all righteous judges. 17 I will love those who love me, and those…
Notice, while Joseph still credits God with the power and purpose, his words are a little more specific this time concerning the brother’s actions.
In our journey this week we have seen the reality of this dream not once but twice. We have seen the beauty of God’s sovereign control positioning Joseph just where he needed to be.
It is crucial that we believe these truths, for the “Hear I am” answer depends on it.
“I am Joseph! Is my brother still alive?” The brothers were confused and gave no answer, so he said again, “I am Joseph your brother,” this time adding – “whom you sold into Egypt.”