Repaying Evil for Good…

Read: Genesis 43-45
Marked: Genesis 44:4, When they had gone out of the city, [and] were not [yet] far off, Joseph said to his steward, “Get up, follow the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good?

Why have you repaid evil for good? What a great question to ponder. Think about all that God has done for us. He gives rain in its season, the land yields its produce and the trees their fruit. And so much more (Leviticus 26:1-5).

But how do we repay God? We fight and quarrel, and make war. We take His blessings, and instead of sharing, we consume them on ourselves. We forget about the poor, the sick, and the prisoner.

We ignore Gods Word and reject His grace. We have so much to be thankful for, but do we give God any thanks?


The Example of Joseph…

Read: Genesis 41-42
Marked: Genesis 41:40, “You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”

Joseph is a type of Jesus. Sold as a slave, imprisoned, left to languish, and thought to be dead by his brothers.

Like Christ coming out of the tomb, Joseph was taken out of prison, and made sovereign over all Pharaoh’s house and his people, and revealed to his brothers. Jesus is King and is over all nations.

Through Joseph, his brothers, and the rest of his family, found life and were saved. In Jesus we find life, are saved, and are ruled according to His Word.

All will bend the knee to Jesus, whether we want to or not, just as the Egyptians were made to do to Joseph (V43). We can either accept it or not.