genesis 40,12 - genesis 50,26.
"And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is becos the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass."
"And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him."
this is often a thing in the bible, I don’t understand sometimes, sometimes I think people was just stupid; in this case, ok, Jeseph been away for a while, but sometimes I just think, how can he not know her/him.
"And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall bevome a multitude of nations."
this is interesting, becos Jacob is making naturally, what he only got thu tricking his father, he prefers the younger over the elder brother.
"I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord."
is it, really.? we should wait every day, pray for his coming, we really should spend more effort on this word, and wait, like a mother is waiting for the birth of her child.
"Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall devide the spoil."
"But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive."
now this is deep; but think it further yourself, I’ll make a post on this in specific after #project90. god bless.
Darianne, VirtuousTeenLiving: I just had a sunday school lesson onthis very thing. In the passage as a whole, we see Joseph forgiving his brothers. Telling them that the evil you did to me was meant for good by God. And He told his brothers that although they did this great evil, he forgave them becaue it was God that allowed it to happen. Furthermore, it was God that graced him with the heart to forgive and love his brothers as though nothing had happened.
A lot of times we are in situations where forgiveness is beyond our own ability. I’ve been in a situation where my heart was hurt to the point that at the thought of the person I would tear up or become overwhelmingly irritated and angry. But God’s tenderness and love broke that hurt. No, God didn’t take it from me, I had to give it to him and surrender my brokenness in order to be delivered from the hurth and forgive. It was hard, but just like Joseph, the evil that was done God meant it for good! Forgiveness is not for the other person, it’s for the goodness of God upon us!