Sunday, February 5, 2012
Gen 46:2 and Matt 23:6 "Survey Your Future" (February 5)
Genesis 46:2 God Himself spoke to Jacob: "Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation. I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again, and Joseph's hand shall close your eyes.” The son you've only been able to dream about for two decades is waiting for you, Jacob. And he will call you Israel.
They wept for a good while when they met. Gen 46:29. No pretense here. Lives living faith well. No pharasaical phylacteries, no demands of places of honor at the best seat in the house. Matt 23:5-6.
Joseph looked in the rearview mirror at the Love of his God, so evident in his wilderness. He was fed well in prison; he was clothed with regal garments from ditches to majesty. Joseph looks in the mirror of the Word of God this day and knows that God meant all his suffering for His Good and the good of his family. Let the Faith of your Survey see Hope for your future. Joseph and Israel never lost hold of hope. Let the Faith of your Survey see Hope for your future.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 12:00 AM