God has plans!

Scripture reading for January 17th:  Genesis 43-45, Matthew 13

Key Scriptures:   Genesis 45:4-7  “So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.”  And they came near.  And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.  And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.  For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.  And God set me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to keep alive for you many survivors.”  

Joseph called his brothers close and revealed his identity.  He told them not to be distressed or angry with themselves, although they had sold him into slavery.  God was indeed working out a plan of salvation.  They must see the plan and cooperate in faith.  Those who do will produce a harvest!

Matthew 13:23 “As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it.  He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”  

Prayer:  Father, help me to see Your plan in my situation and circumstances.  Allow me to be good soil that yields a great harvest to Your glory!  In Jesus’ Name!

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