GENESIS 50

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Genesis 50:15-21

FORGIVEN!

 

Jacob was dead!  The patriarch of the clan had gone on.  What would happen now?  As long as Jacob had been alive Brother Joseph, Prime Minister of Egypt, had treated his brothers kindly in spit of how miserably they treated him as a child.

 

CONCERN OF JOSEPH'S BROTHERS - Vs. 15

In Genesis 37 we are told that Joseph's brothers had sold Joseph into slavery.

Now they were concerned that Joseph would "get even".

 

CONFESSION OF JOSEPH'S BROTHERS - Vss. 16-18

They basically sent to Joseph and begged for mercy. Then, they came and submitted themselves to him.

 

COMPASSION ON JOSEPH'S BROTHERS - Vss. 19-21

Joseph realized that God was the judge, not him. (Romans 12:19) - Vs. 19

Joseph saw God's purpose in his mistreatment. "God meant it for good." - Vs. 20

Joseph showed his forgiveness by continuing to take care of his brothers and their families. - Vs. 21

 

When we are concerned about our sins and confess our need for a Savior, God has compassion and forgives us. Romans 10:13, Ephesians 2:8-9

 

When we are concerned about our sins as Christians and confess them, God has compassion and forgives. 1 John 1:9

 

When others are concerned about their offenses towards us and confess, seeking forgiveness, we are to have compassion and forgive. Ephesians 4:32

 

 

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Genesis 50:20 etc.

MEANT FOR GOOD

 

"...ye thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good..."

 

The life of Joseph is perhaps the best Old Testament example we have of the accuracy of Romans 8:28.  The sale of  Joseph as a slave was meant for harm by his brothers. The end result was Joseph becoming prime minister of Egypt, becoming reunited with his family, and saving their lives. Joseph endured many trials but God "meant it for good."

 

JOSEPH WAS HONEST, BUT HUMILIATED Chapter 37

JOSEPH WAS STEADFAST, BUT SLANDERED Chapter 39

JOSEPH WAS FAITHFUL, BUT FORGOTTEN Chapter 40

 

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