Re: Verse reading–Genesis 41:25-57; 45:4-8 (day six) “God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. . .the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon.” (v 28, 32) Joseph has a different picture of God. Dynamic! Decisive! Unconsciously, most of us imagine God to be distant, passive, uninvolved. Our cultural bias has given us this perception. We tend to view life with the focus on human activity/decision. Our plans. Our decisions. Not Joseph! He believed God makes decisions without consultation from us and forcefully carries them forward. This vision changed Joseph’s life. “You intended it for evil, God intended it for good in order to bring about this present result.” (Genesis 50: 20) Jesus said, “Will not God bring about justice for His elect. . . He will bring about justice for them quickly.” (Luke 18:7-8) Do you see the God Joseph saw? Do you see God as decisive? Actively, powerfully, clearly revealing Himself, inviting us to join Him? Joseph did.
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“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.” (Ps 27)