Sunday Scripture 8

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 Genesis 45:7  But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.  

This comes from my daily reading, and it’s Joseph talking to his brothers after they’ve been reunited.  (They tried to kill him, then sold him to slavery because they were jealous of their fathers affections for him.)  Now Joseph had every right to be upset with his brothers, and want to seek revenge against them.  But he doesn’t.  Instead, he sees that God used the wickedness of his brothers, and he carried out a plan to make Joseph great.  Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream, and told him of the 7 years of abundance, followed by a 7 year famine.  God made Joseph ruler of all Egypt, so that he could save the very lives that tried to kill him.  That’s the kind of forgiveness that I’m working on this year!!!

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