Joe's Secret

Genesis 50:20, Joseph's secret of forgiveness, Joseph overcame injustice
Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers. 

And even though he suffered for many years before gaining freedom, he forgave his brothers and told them this: 
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good” (Genesis 50:20). 

Throughout his life, Joseph: 
1. Admitted when things weren't right, fair, or just
2. Trusted God’s purposes in spite of his circumstances

And this is a good way for all of us to live. Being a Christian doesn’t mean we pretend bad things don’t happen. It means we trust God to use them for our good. 

Genesis 50:20 is the Old Testament Romans 8:28: 
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” 

Do you love Him? Are you facing injustice? If so, admit the bad and keep walking into the good...into God's purposes. 

Don't miss this week's Marriage post called "Little Big Things" with some specific ideas for little things that can make a big difference in your marriage.
 
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8 comments:

  1. Love your site Gail, I am going to add it to my favs. Simple, true and so needed. Thank you for this!

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  2. I love those words, "in spite of." I hope I always trust Joseph's way.

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  3. Love this reminder Gail! :) Joseph is an awesome example of what it means to trust in God.

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  4. I love the story of Joseph and you didn't disappoint me. Thank you for the reminder to trust like Joseph and to forgive when things aren't fair.

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  5. Enjoyed this greatly! Two great rules to live by!

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  6. That's why prosperity preaching is so dead wrong, you can't reconcile all the awful things that happened to Joseph with the thought if you do what's right good things will happen. I always love your thoughts Gail.

    KM from lessonsfromivy.com

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  7. Genesis 50:20 is one of my life's verses :0). It is a perfect one for those that have suffered in this world. Love your site :0).

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  8. Genesis 50:20 is one of my life's verses :0). It is a perfect one for those that have suffered in this world. Love your site :0).

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