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God prepared a great deliverance!

Scripture reading for January 13th:  Genesis 41-45

Key Scriptures:  Genesis 45:4-7  “Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close by me.”  When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!  And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.  For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping.  But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.”  

God has planed for our needs before they even dawn on us.  Here God prepared to save His people by sending one of the brothers ahead into Egypt and placing him in a position of authority.  In like manner, God sent His Son Jesus into the world to save lives and bring about the greatest deliverance ever known to man!

Reason for rejoicing:  God sent His only Son into the world that the world may be saved through Him!  “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.   For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”  (John 3:16-17)

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