Used of God

Re:Verse readingGenesis 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?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “Used of God”

  1. Joseph was a man with a bigger picture. He probably knew whatever happened to his life was part of God’s plan for him and he accepted without questioning God. God had a divine purpose for Joseph.

    Joseph’s life story is a lesson learned for all. Reflection is a great skill. Suffering and wisdom go hand-in-hand. I believe when we do what is right and suffer for it, it finds favor with God.

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