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Powered by 4 - September 14, 2011

  • 2011 Sep 14
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Forced Hand

today's reading.
Genesis 43    Now the famine was severe in the land. 2 And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little food"...

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What does this passage tell you about dealing with those who've hurt or wronged you?

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Jacob is still dragging his feet while Simeon is forced to sit in an Egyptian prison. And this might have been the scenario for a long time if the food situation hadn't continued to get worse for Jacob. As we start off in Genesis 43:1, we see that the severity of the famine forces Jacob to give in and send his sons, including Benjamin, back to Egypt. Now Jacob isn't happy about this, but God is at work in the situation, and in the end, it all turns out for Jacob's and his family's own good.

So has God ever forced your hand? What did He show you and what did you learn from the situation? Tami W.

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