Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25th: Genesis 50:1 - Exodus 2:10, Matthew 16:13-17:9, Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 5:1-6 ~ Emma

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Genesis 50:1 - Exodus 2:10, Matthew 16:13-17:9, Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 5:1-6

19 But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. 21 No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them
- Genesis 50:19-21

Joseph was treated brutally by his brothers for most of his early life. And yet, this is the attitude he had. He knew that God had a plan for Him when he was sold into slavery, sent to jail, and sure he would never see his family again. He saw that all of this had to happen so he could save so many peoples lives. He spoke kindly to his brothers, and showed them mercy just like God showed him, and just like God shows us. 

Next time someone upsets us or wrongs us, let’s remember the kind of faith Joseph had in God and the plan He had for him. Let’s remember that there is nothing others can do to us that is worse than what we did to Christ. And let’s remember that God forgave us, so we should also forgive others.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageExodus 2:11-3:22; Matthew 17:10-27; Psalm 22:1-18; Proverbs 5:7-14

1 comment:

Tammy said...

What a great lesson in forgiveness!