Genesis 37:12-36 Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem. And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them." And he said to him, "Here I am...
The story of Joseph's life spans Genesis from chapters 37-50, so what we're reading today gives us a glimpse of the beginning of his recorded story, when Joseph was sold into slavery, as well as the end, when Joseph is second in command of Egypt. Joseph's life and circumstances change dramatically numerous times between these two points. Yet his faith stays the course. It never ceases to amaze me how there's no wavering whatsoever from Joseph. Truly an example to me of placing complete trust in God.
So try to imagine yourself in some of Joseph's circumstances (being hauled to Egypt as a slave, sitting in prison for a long time for a crime you didn't commit). How do you think Joseph was able to response as he did? What does Joseph show us about keeping faith in God through adversity? Tami
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