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making the connection | October 29, 2017

October 25, 2017

Genesis 37-50 tells the story of Joseph whose life was filled with twists and turns. He was loved by his father and hated by his brothers. His father’s favoritism led his brothers to scheme against him and sell him into slavery. He was a trusted advisor, then framed for a crime he didn’t commit and thrown into prison. He then became the second most powerful man in Egypt and saved the nation from famine.

Through all these things, God was sovereign in Joseph’s life. While Joseph didn’t know how his circumstances were going to play out, he trusted that God was good and had a plan.

At the end of Joseph’s story, he had a chance to reconnect with his brothers. They were the catalyst for his crazy life so he had every reason to hate them and get his revenge. But because he recognized God’s sovereignty he was able to say, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:20)

Through all that Joseph endured, God did not abandon him. God does not abandon us either. God is bigger than the trials we face. Joseph had faith in God’s goodness. He trusted that God would see him through every situation. Joseph could have chosen to react to his circumstances very differently. But he had faith that God would be there for him during the trials and triumphs of his life. – Marianne Watson

  • Have you ever been in an uncomfortable situation where you saw someone from your past that wronged you? How did you handle the situation?
  • Has there ever been a time in your life that felt unsettled? Looking back now, can you see where God was at work?
  • There is so much to learn from Joseph’s story. Take some time this week to uncover more about God’s work in Joseph’s life by reading Genesis 37-50.
  • Spend some time in prayer this week thanking God for the example of His sovereignty in Joseph’s story. Ask Him to help you trust that He is at work in your life too.
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