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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Faith of Joseph

Doing my Chronological bible ready, I have been reading about the story of Joseph. I have read this story before but this time around I have found a few interesting points.
I love how Joseph gives God the glory for things, like when he can interpret dreams. He tells the cup bearer and baker that interpreting dreams is "God's business" and God helped Joseph to do that. Then again later he told Pharaoh that " It is beyond my power to do this, but GOD can tell you what it means and set you at ease" THEN Joseph helped Pharaoh to interpret his dream. He didn't take the credit himself.
Then later on, after his brothers (who previously sold him to slavery) came to him for food and he was forgiving of them, and when they said they were sorry for what they did, Joseph told them that they didn't actually put him in that place, that it was God's plan all along to send him ahead of them to preserve THEIR lives! That is amazing faith in God, and knowledge that God's hand was in it the entire time. I love that!


Luanne said...

I'm with you. Joseph is one of my all time favorite stories in the Bible--just because "what man intended for evil, God turned to good." I like to know that those around me can't jerk me around--without God's consent and His promise that He will make something good out of it.

Debbie said...

Hey Bible Reading Sister,
Yes, I like that too. It makes me wonder how God will work out stuff in our lives that other people mean for no good. Also, I tagged you on my blog. Check it out.