Re:Verse reading–Genesis 37:14-28, 50:15-21 (day four)
When Joseph was first sold into slavery, He did not understand what God’s ultimate plan was. He did trust in God though. Joseph had had dreams and he knew that God had a plan for his life. The more his life unfolded, the more he learned of God’s faithfulness. Joseph saw the events of his life in perspective to God’s will. In chapter 50, when his brothers feared that Joseph had not fully forgiven them and that they were in danger of receiving their just reward, they once again begged his forgiveness.
Joseph was able to see the bigger picture. Verses 19-21 of chapter 50 reveal the maturity of Joseph’s relationship with God. He could not have responded this way if he had not put aside personal rights and emotions in favor of God’s perfect will. God had a servant that was prepared to be a savior for the sons of Israel. What lies ahead for you? Are you prepared to follow God’s will for your life?