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Powered by 4 - September 6, 2011

  • 2011 Sep 06
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Unbridled

today's reading.
Genesis 37:12-36    Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem...

think about it.
What does unrestrained anger and jealousy lead to? How have you seen that happen?

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When I was growing up, we lived in the country, so I had several horses and trained and showed them. Now, for the most part, my horses were gentle, responsive and loving toward me. However, if something happened that scared or spooked them, that behavior would change very quickly, and without some intervention, they could easily run out of control, cause damage and hurt themselves.

That's kind of the picture I got here with Joseph's brothers. They are operating unchecked, motivated by jealousy. It's a slippery slope with one bad decision leading to another and so on. 

So what does Genesis 37:12-36 show us about unchecked jealousy? What will you do the next time you sense jealousy setting in? Tami W.

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