Devotion – Genesis 38

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S – “But then he pulled his hand back, out came his brother, and she said, “What a breakout you have made for yourself!” So he was named Perez.”  Genesis 38:29 CSB

O – The theme of the younger sibling overshadowing the older one continues.  Even with Judah’s mistakes and egotistical oversight, God’s plans and purposes are fulfilled.  Judah is the one who suggested to his brothers to sell Joseph into slavery.  Here, he doesn’t keep his promise.  Yet, in his actions, God turns it around for His plan.  Matthew 1:3  “Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez fathered Hezron…”   He is part of the lineage of Jesus.

A – God’s will and purpose will not be thwarted.  It is better to submit to what God is doing in my life and follow His lead.  When I force my will,  He will prevail.

R – Lord, help me to do. this today.