God leaves nothing to chance. In the midst of his plan to save Israel, God decides to do a bit of foreshadowing. Judah, the father of the tribe of our Savior’s lineage steps up and guarantees the safety of Benjamin. God was about to change Israel forever and they would need a savior. Abraham had come to a point where he realized he could no longer control the safety of Benjamin. Judah realized He had to lead the movement to save his people.
In our lives, we have to make choices that are difficult. They seem totally overwhelming and we cannot see any good coming from them. But, that is where God and his plan step in, he can make the difficult amazing. If we continue to trust him, then he can move and perform his plan and bring us to the place where we can trust and walk with him. In the meanwhile, he continues to do the things to make us the person he desires that we become. We can enjoy the transformation if we simply trust him and follow his lead. We can gain his trust and see him work in our lives. Help me Lord, to simply trust and obey.
God Bless You
8 Then Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the boy along with me and we will go at once, so that we and you and our children may live and not die. 9 I myself will guarantee his safety; you can hold me personally responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life. 10 As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice.”
11 Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift—a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds. 12 Take double the amount of silver with you, for you must return the silver that was put back into the mouths of your sacks. Perhaps it was a mistake. 13 Take your brother also and go back to the man at once. 14 And may God Almighty[a] grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved.”