The gospel according to Joseph

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 41:25-57; 45:4-8 (day five)  It is a very long story by Biblical standards.  13 chapters in the book of Genesis.  Very rare for the scripture to dedicate so much space to one life.  Moses, who years later would follow Joseph into the highest hallways of Egyptian power and, who wrote the book of Genesis, must have been fascinated with every detail.  Well-deserved attention because Joseph’s story is a gospel–a declaration of the character and nature of God, His wisdom, mercy and faithfulness.  When they write the story of my life, will the connection be as clear?  Yours?  Will anyone say, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?”  (41:38)  Will they hear me saying, “You meant if for evil, but God meant it for good.”  (50:20)  I hope so.  “They were glorifying God because of me”, said the Apostle Paul. (Galatians 1:24) God intends it for every Christian.  My life, a gospel of God’s character.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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