JOSEPH AND JESUS WEPT
Today's Reading: Genesis 43-44
Key Verse: Genesis 43:30
Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber and wept there.
Joseph is a type, or picture, of Jesus. Both Joseph and Jesus were rejected by their brothers, sold for the price of a slave, considered to be dead, yet later declared alive. Both wept over people and circumstances, their hearts tender for others and their sin. Both were tested severely.
Joseph faced the temptation to be angry and bitter against his brothers. Have you, like Joseph, been betrayed, treated cruelly, lied about and forsaken? Because of actions taken and lies told, have you lost the beautiful experience of God's love? Or have you retained a soft, trusting heart?
God honoured Joseph highly because of his magnificent attitude. He'll do the same for you.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Lord, I need Your grace constantly. May Your Holy Spirit fill me so that the Person of Jesus Christ will be seen through me. Like Joseph, may I be tender-hearted, forgiving any and all who have sought to do me harm. I pray this in the Name of the One who prayed, "Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing." Amen!
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