Monday, October 27, 2014

GENESIS Bible Study Chapter 42

Spiritual Famine

Lessons From Joseph’s Brothers

·       Just like the long journey for Joseph’s brothers to search out their corn provision, Christ has a provision for us too, a provision to save us from an eternity in utter separation from Him.  But ours is a short journey, all we have to do is come to him and ask just like Joseph’s brothers asked for their corn of salvation.  (vs. 1-5)

·       Joseph seemed fairly harsh when he spoke with his brothers, but that was for a purpose.  God sometimes seem harsh, like joseph did, but it’s to bring a spirit of repentance. (vs 8-18)

·       Just like Christ does, Joseph sent his brother out with more than they asked for.  They were sent out with the corn they sought as well as the silver they brought. When we seek the Lord for a particular need, He blesses us by meeting that need in ways seen and unseen. (vs 25-36)

·       Even though all Jacob could see was the misfortune of losing Joseph and Benjamin, he did not know that Joseph was waiting to bless him.   It proves it Jacob that God worked all things for his good. (vs. 37-38) “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

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