Devotion – Genesis 45

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S – And now don’t be grieved or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting. God sent me ahead of you to establish you as a remnant within the land and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. Therefore it was not you who sent me here, but God. 

Genesis 45:5–8 CSB

O – Hindsight is a great teacher.  Joseph can look back at the journey from being sold into slavery, Potiphar’s house, the jail, the dream interpretation, working with Pharoah and his brothers seeking food and seeing God’s purpose.  The Bible doesn’t say he waivered in his relationship with God and it was noted by others that God was with him.  Yet, here he realizes that the purpose was to preserve his family lineage.  Important to note that Jesus came from the lineage of Judah.

A – We all have difficulty in our journeys.  We need to invite God into these daily challenges realizing that He is guiding us to his purposes.  Easy to say, hard to do.  In the end, we will look back and see his hand in the journey and in us.

R – Lord, help me to trust you and invite you into the journey by being faithful today.