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Powered by 4 - Jan. 27, 2013

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Steady...to the End

today's reading.
Genesis 50:14-26   After he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt with his brothers and all who had gone up with him to bury his father...

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As we finish out the final chapter of Genesis, Joseph's brothers are afraid that with Jacob out of the picture, Joseph will retaliate against them. But their fears are unfounded because Joseph was a man of his word. He had already told his brothers (Genesis 45) not to be dismayed at their bad actions because God had sent him ahead to provide for the family. And here in Genesis 50:19-20, Joseph reiterates that even stronger. "'Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good. . .'" My response as I read these verses was Wow, Joseph. You are truly the real deal. I want to be more like you.

So, how do we go about being more like Joseph? What are some things you can do (or need to do) to be more forgiving, to be a person of your word, to be more loving to family and others around you, to be less focused on circumstances and more focused on pleasing God? Tami W.

P.S. If you had any big "takeaways" or "aha moments" from Joseph's story, I'd love to hear them.

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