“And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.”
When Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers, he doesn’t try to make them feel guilty for their sins against him. He recognizes that it is all part of God’s plan.
When we feel that we’ve been wronged, our response is often to make the one who wronged us “own” his or her error. Joseph’s example urges us to look beyond those actions to see how God has used them for good. More so, Joseph sees that he is part of a greater story; God used him to preserve the lives of the people because he was willing to be used.
LORD, help me not to have a spirit that seeks its own satsifaction. Help me to seek Your vision and Your greater plan.
This Week’s Reading Schedule:
2/6: Genesis 39-40
2/7: Genesis 41
2/8: Genesis 42-43
2/9: Genesis 44-45
2/10: Genesis 46-47