Live Like This Was God’s Plan
Passage: Genesis 37:3-11, 18, 26-28; 45:1-15
Takeaway: How will you respond to God’s hard providences? Will difficulties prompt you to harbor bitterness and cynicism about God’s kingdom? Will past injustices tempt you to live for yourself? In Genesis 45, Joseph’s view of God’s providence allows him to use his personal advancement as a gift for the benefit of God’s people. In Christlikeness, he not only is able to forgive his brothers but also uses his wealth and influence to prosper them. God is calling you to trust that this same mercy is at work now in your life.