Devotion – Genesis 42

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S – Then they said to each other, “Obviously, we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us.” 

Genesis 42:21 CSB

O – We are not privy to how often the brothers talked about or felt the weight of their betrayal of Joseph.  Interesting, after all these years they now bring it up.  You also see throughout the chapter the desire to bring Joseph’s family to Egypt.  Joseph knows of the famine and that it would continue until the seven years are up.  God knew that in Egypt, the family would grow into the nation of Israel.

A – God is directing our lives.  He never promises that it will be without challenges or hardships.  There will be accountability for our actions.  Yet, He will lead us through them if we invite Him into the journey through them.

R – Lord, help me to allow you to lead me today.