February 5, Reading 1 – Genesis 43


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SAA Notes

The brothers feast with Joseph amidst plenty but with fear and trepidation. Consider why the Scripture devotes so much time to this incident!

SJA Notes

“May God Almighty grant you mercy before the man, and may he send back your other brother and Benjamin.”

It took a little while, but Jacob came around and cast his cares upon the Lord.

This is a very real example of a believer wrestling with what is happening in their life, not dealing well, but eventually bringing themselves in humility before the Lord and trusting in His sovereignty.

We can be encouraged with Jacob’s witness here, as we go through events in our own lives.

Opportunities to submit ourselves under the hand of God.

* Oh Lord God,

We come before You today with our cares and concerns – We cast them on You, for You care for us.

Please guide us Lord, each day, in the path You have for us – The path of life.

Help us to be wise and humble, seeking Your face, fleeing from evil.

In Jesus’ precious Name,


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