Devotion – Genesis 44

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S – What can we say to my lord?” Judah replied. “How can we plead? How can we justify ourselves? God has exposed your servants’ iniquity. We are now my lord’s slaves—both we and the one in whose possession the cup was found.”

 Genesis 44:16 CSB

O – Strong words from Judah when he says, “God has exposed your servants’ iniquity.”  Their sin of selling Joseph into slavery and lying about his death was no longer in the dark.  They openly are aware of it and the price it carried.  That price tag now included Benjamen, who didn’t participate in the initial actions.  

A – Our sins in the dark will one day be exposed.  (Luke 12:2-3). The truth always comes out.  We need to repent of it today and deal with it.  The price grows the longer we hide it.  Unfortunately, it usually brings more people into the equation when it is left undealt with as well.  God is faithful to forgive today.

R – Lord, help me to have the courage to do this today.