01/17/20: Genesis 43-45; Matt 12:1-21
A few days ago I wrote of how God’s will “threads,” sometimes imperceptibly, through our lives. As we read Joseph’s words to his brothers today we can see that Joseph had the same realization — the Lord is always working through our lives:
Genesis 45: 4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! 5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. 6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 “So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.