These last 7 chapters of Genesis bring an epic conclusion to the life of Joseph. See how as you read Genesis 44-50. As you read, thin about what do all of these stories mean for us today? How do these stories and lessons apply to use today?
As we continue to walk thought Genesis, here are 3 lessons learned from these passages.
God is at work
All throughout Joesph’s life, God was at work in his life. It didn’t fully play out until Genesis 47-50, but all through his life, God was working. He found favor in Potiphar’s eyes that elevated him to 2nd in command, he found favor in the Warden’s eyes that elevated him and then he ultimately found favor in Pharaoh’s eyes after the dream interpretation. All of this was made possible because God was at work and continued to work in Joseph’s life.
God has a Plan
God is always at work and has a plan. It may not seem like it at first, but God has a plan and is faithful to fulfill that plan. Joseph sums this up perfectly when he said to his brothers, “You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result—the survival of many people” (Genesis 50:20). This was all part of God’s plan. Why did God allow Joseph to go through so much? We don’t know for sure, but God’s plan always has a purpose. Joseph remained faithful to God as God was faithful to Joseph throughout his life.
God bring Redemption
Joesph and his family were reunited. There was redemption that happened and it continued the story of the ultimate redemption for the people of earth through Joseph’s lineage. In Genesis 37, redemption didn’t look possible. But, God was at work and He had a plan. If redemption was possible in Joseph’s life with his family, it can certainly be possible for your life, as well. Seek God, trust Him and remain faithful to His leading. He will guide you can bring redemption in your life today.
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