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.
Tag: choosing God Instead of the World
The Grand Finale
It bears great witness to Joseph’s character and to God’s sovereignty, both wonderful examples and encouragement to the Christian faith.
Reassurance and A Call for Courage
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.
The author of Hebrews writes of those who not only lived by faith but “died in faith without ever receiving the things promised.”
Choosing God Instead of the World: Looking Ahead to Week-6
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.
Here I Am
It is crucial that we believe these truths, for the “Hear I am” answer depends on it.
For God Sent Me –
“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.”
Love One Another
Judah shows great sacrificial love by offering himself in the place of Benjamin, but for the sake of Benjamin and in order that Jacob would not suffer more grief.
The Brothers Go Down to Egypt
Because Joseph was the ruler of the country, the one who sold grain to all the people, it was him that they appeared before with their request and him they bowed down to.
As we move into week five we will get to see the unfolding story of Joseph. We will see his own dream become a reality and once again see his unusual but extraordinary reaction to his brothers.