Saturday, March 29, 2014
Old Testament Lesson 12: Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction
Life is a testing ground. For those that feel it should be easy, life can often be filled with self-pitying calls of "Why me?" as they struggle to understand how a life of comfort and ease evades them. Joseph of Egypt shows that even if you hold one of the top positions in the land you still will face trials and tests. But what Joseph also shows is that if you follow the commandments and keep your integrity, the Lord will prosper you.
To be continued....
Genesis 40: The forgetful butler and the doomed baker
Genesis 41: Pharoah's dreams
v.38-46 there is none so wise, total governanace
v.50-52 two sons, one Ephraim= "God has caused me to be fruitful in the Land of my affliction." How long?
Genesis 42: Return of Joseph's family -
v.8 And Joseph knew his brethren but they knew him not - how sad