Re:Verse reading–Genesis 37:14-28, 50:15-21 (day one)
“God sent me before you to preserve a remnant on the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.”–Genesis 50:20 (American Standard Version)
When God intends to save, He sends a savior. It is not an easy path. God’s script for this life is not about comfort. There is a higher purpose.
Joseph is one example. Jesus is another. Their lives have many similarities. God was with both of them. Both experienced unfair opposition and jealousy.
Salvation is hard and costly work. Those who work with God on this divine project will certainly experience a share of harsh treatment. Resentment. Jealousy. Anger. Violence. Lost people don’t make it easy.
None of us are saviors (it isn’t necessary, now) but we do stand with Jesus in His grand enterprise, willing to endure the turbulence that inevitably comes.
Do you share Joseph’s insight? God’s purpose in your life is the salvation of others!