God’s promise to Jacob: All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring, begins to be fulfilled with Joseph. Joseph saves millions from famine, including his own family. Joseph wept! Joseph is deservedly a much loved Biblical character, and one who mirrors his Master.
* Dear God, thank You for giving us life and for Your word to us. Please help us know You better today.
“So it was not you who sent me here, but God.”
Joseph has an eternal perspective here, seeing the things of God.
How hard it can be, and must have been to arrive at this point for Joseph – His brothers sold him into slavery!
And yet. All the hardship that Joseph suffered, and as well all the blessing and honor bestowed upon him, he openly points to God’s sovereignty and power, His doing.
It was clear to Joseph that God had ordained him into this position for the saving of many people, including his family.
We can be encouraged to remember God’s sovereignty at work as we wrestle with what is happening in our lives.
To remember His love for us!
* Dear Lord God,
Thank You for Your steadfast love for us, Your faithfulness without end.
Thank You for that You do care for us and are powerful to work Your love for our good.
Please help us to remember this when we go through travail and turmoil.
Please fix our eyes on Jesus, who suffered that we might be free!