2019-3-8

Genesis 41:1-57

Key Verses: Gen 41:51-52

Being a slave and a prisoner in a foreign country, there’s no way that Joseph could get in front of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and interpret his dream about the future of the nation, let alone be appointed to be in charge of the land of Egypt and administer the largest government disaster relief program ever at his time.

How could he? As he said in verse 16, “I cannot do it, but God will…“.
We know from the scriptures that Joseph found favor in the Lord, and we also know that from Hebrew 11:6b “And without faith it is impossible to please God,
His faith and the practice of faith provided testimony of God’s grace and faithfulness. Step by step, God revealed His plan and salvation.
Through Joseph, God delivered the people of Egypt (and many people in the area, including Israel’s family) from the famine and preserved lives.

Being a slave and a prisoner of sin and death, there’s no way that we could save ourselves from the dungeon. We are no better than Joseph.
How could we be spared from the wrath and even better, be a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation (I Pet 2:9)? It is the mystery of Gospel (Eph 3).
Through Jesus Christ, we are saved and have access to the Father by one Spirit. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, may our lives become the testimony of your grace and faithfulness while we are practicing our faith walking with you day by day.
May your will be done.  Amen.           —- Ivy Lin

 

 

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