Re: Verse reading–Genesis 37-39 (day three)
“When he told [the dream] to his brothers, they hated him all the more.”  It’s easy to expect too much of Joseph.  He is, after all, in the Bible.  But here, he is a seventeen-year-old kid.  To be foolish and seventeen is not the same as to be foolish and thirty.  Life’s hostilities can set the stage for the transformation of the heart.  It doesn’t always happen that way, but in Joseph’s story, we see that not all is lost when dreams fade.  If God shows a little bit of what the future could hold, he also stands ready to help the heart do the hard work of growing to make that dream a reality.  As Joseph discovered, paying attention to the life that is will help get a long-neglected dream ready for the real world.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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