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Powered by 4 - Jan. 17, 2013

  • 2013 Jan 17

Straight On

today's reading.
Genesis 44   Then he commanded the steward of his house, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in the mouth of his sack...

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Joseph's game of cat and mouse with his brothers continues in Genesis 44:1-34. Once again Joseph arranges it to look like his brothers are dishonest, and he specifically sets up Benjamin. So now the brothers are back before Joseph and the penalty for Benjamin's "stealing" is for him to stay in Egypt as a slave. This is about the worst scenario there could be for the brothers. But, Judah steps us and takes action. He tells Joseph all the events and details leading up to Benjamin being allowed to come to Egypt and explains what would happen with Jacob if Benjamin doesn't return. Then Judah offers himself as a substitution for Benjamin. (Pretty courageous.)

So what did you learn from Judah about handling unpleasant business? How will you make sure you respond in the best manner possible the next time you have to deal with an unwelcome task or situation? Tami W.

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