Willing to Trade–Genesis 44

It is am amazing transformation.  The world is selfish.  But then when God gets ahold of our lives we stand out as different.  Judah stood before Joseph and offered himself as a sacrifice for Benjamin.  It was a great reminder to Joseph that thelife he now lived could offer hope for his family.  He was restored from Slave to convict to Prime Minister of Egypt, and now, he saw God was also restoring his family.  The Brothers that were jealous of him were now highly protective of his father and brother.

When we remain faithful through trials and temptation, God walks with us and brings us through.  We may never see the transformation of Joesph, but we will see his mercy and restoration in our lives.  When we do, we can celebrate his grace and his mercy.  We can then rest in him as we follow with a grateful heart.  We need to remain vigilant as we watch for his leadership in our lives and remain submitted as we follow him.  He does amazing things for those willing to follow.  Help me, Lord, to humbly follow you.

God Bless You

27 “Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons. 28 One of them went away from me, and I said, “He has surely been torn to pieces.” And I have not seen him since. 29 If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in misery.’

30 “So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father, and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy’s life, 31 sees that the boy isn’t there, he will die. Your servants will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave in sorrow. 32 Your servant guaranteed the boy’s safety to my father. I said, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, my father, all my life!’

33 “Now then, please let your servant remain here as my lord’s slave in place of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers. 34 How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery that would come on my father.”

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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