Father’s favorite

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 37:2-14, 18-28 (day six)
“When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.”  (v 4)  He was his father’s favorite and it drove his brothers crazy (angry)!  Not a recommended pattern for positive family life.  Even so, the Joseph story reminds me of Jesus.  The Bible says that the Lord was crucified because the Jewish leaders were envious.  (Mark 15:10)  Are we ever the same?  When God chooses someone for a special task and gives them special gifts for the accomplishment of same, do we ever second-guess?  Wonder why it wasn’t us?  Unwise.  The Bible says that God works all things after the counsel of His own will.  He is immensely wise and magnificently good.  Better for us to trust the “gifts and calling” that He puts on every life without envy or anger.  No favorites here, just the unrepentant wisdom of God.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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