GENESIS 42 IN FOCUS
So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. 7 As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but…
THINK ABOUT IT:
What are you doing in secret today?
What footprints are you leaving behind?
Is it true that we reap what we sow?
Do you know what tomorrow is bringing?
What is life all about?
You may never know what tomorrow shall present as a present, just hold on and be good! If you shall continue to think too much of how bad tomorrow could be, you may only not be healthy enough to enjoy a good tomorrow! Regardless of today’s situation, stay rejoicing for your redemption comes tomorrow! stay happy for a good tomorrow is coming! Think of taking a good footstep today so that you shall see a good footprint tomorrow!
Pregnancy surely brings child birth. Once you sow, you shall reap. You shall return to the footprints. Mind your footsteps today for you shall definitely see them as your footprints tomorrow. Time changes. Situation can change. Mind your footsteps in today’s world . We live in a world full of evil, mind your footstep! Mind your footstep! For every passing second, mind your thought!
Jacob, Joseph’s father had to return to his footprints after departing from home. ‘ Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men’ Genesis 33. Jacob had done the unthinkable to his brother Esau.
‘When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he was almost blind, he called his older son Esau and said to him, “My son!”….Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau, your firstborn. I’ve done as you told me. Now sit up and eat some of my wild game so that you can bless me.” 20 But Isaac asked his son, “How in the world did you find it so quickly, my son?‘ Genesis 27
Jacob deceived his father and took the blessings of his brother Esau!
Jacob’s sons repeated their fathers act. They sold their brother Joseph and told their father a different story.
Then they got Joseph’s robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood. 32 They took the ornate robe back to their father and said, “We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son’s robe.”33 He recognized it and said, “It is my son’s robe! Some ferocious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces.”34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.
It is written ‘Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.’
Whatever seed we sow, be it small or big, in secret or in the open, good or bad, weak or strong shall definitely germinate, grow and bear fruits for us. No sinner shall go unpunished! If do not carry the fruits on a black hair, you shall carry it on grey hair! An old truism says, if you dig a hole and speak into it, it shall surely come out!
Joseph’s brothers could hardly think that their brother’s dream would come to pass. They thought they had ended a visionary life but, what is written shall always be what is written! Joseph did not let pain and bitterness rule his heart. He could have chosen to be very furious upon seeing his brothers. He could have seen the moment as the most appropriate time for revenge. Joseph could have done something worse to his brothers but, he found a different way to handle the situation.
We shall surely meet people who will cause our deepest grief and pain but when we get to the point of understanding that the pain people caused us to go through was for good and that such pain has lead us to a glorious height, we must learn to forgive! When you remember what people did to you and where you have reach because of what people did to you, forgive people for that is all they deserve. Jesus Christ, knowing where He was going after the cross and the glory that was ahead of Him said “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.
Joseph forgave his brothers
4 He turned away from them and began to weep, but then came back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes. 25 Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, to put each man’s silver back in his sack, and to give them provisions for their journey. After this was done for them, 26 they loaded their grain on their donkeys and left.
Remember what is written,
But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6
Rejoice even through trying times and those who made you go through such situation shall surely come back to see your glory. Remember Daniel and the three men ‘then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. 12 So they went to the king and spoke to him (read Daniel 6) and don’t forget Esther, Haman and Mordecai (read Esther 4 and 5)
If my footsteps today shall be my footprints tomorrow, what footsteps must I take today and what footprints do I wish to see tomorrow?
the Kingdom of God is at hand and behold! Jesus is coming again!