Two ways to live

RE Verse reading–Genesis 37:2-28; 29:1-12 (day seven)  “The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered. . .(the Lord) gave him success in everything he did.”  (29:2-3)  There are two ways to live.  Only two.   One is oriented toward the world.  Our focus and hope is in people and things.  The other is oriented toward God.  Focus and hope is on Him.  Joseph was one.  His brothers were the other.  Joseph learned this life-attitude from his father.  Explains why Jacob loved him more than his other sons, why he didn’t reject off-hand Joseph’s dream of being the leader of his family.  See 37:5ff.  Jacob learned this lesson late in life.  Certainly he would have taught it to his sons, those who would listen.  39:2 (see above) describes the impact on Joseph’s life.  Life was unfair but God blessed him!  “The eyes of the Lord search over the earth. . .to prove himself strong in behalf of the man whose heart is perfectly His.”  2 Chronicles 16:9  Two ways to live.  One much better than the other!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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