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January 20 - Morning

"But Joseph said to them,

'Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done,
the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid.
I will provide for you and your children.’

And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them."

- Genesis 50:19-21

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Know the Difference Between God's Job and Man's Responsibility    

One of the amazing things that is seen in Joseph’s theology is his clear distinction between himself and God. Obviously, we all realize we are not God, but that doesn’t prevent us from trying to do God’s job.

Life has forced Joseph to learn two things:

  1. LESSON: I am not God;
    APPLICATION: I do not seek vengeance. I do not control events. I do not control other people.
  2. LESSON: I am a man;
    APPLICATION: I am responsible to do what is right when life is fair. I am responsible to do what is right when life is not fair. I am responsible to use my position for the good of others. I am a servant to others at every possible social level. No matter how low I fall or how high I rise, I am a servant of God and a servant to other men. At no time am I ever to usurp God’s responsibilities. I am a man, and not God.

Joseph assured his brothers by telling them twice, “Don’t be afraid.”

Joseph reasoned with his brothers by asking, “Am I in the place of God?” Joseph then gave them an illustration that they were immediately familiar with in order to show them the futility of trying to out maneuver God. Joseph reminded them, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.” So, “Don’t be afraid.” Joseph point is to show his brothers that he knows that if he tries to punish his brothers in Egypt, when God had brought them to Egypt to protect and bless then Joseph would be the one who was coming against God.

God had brought Joseph into Egypt to do good. God was saving Egypt and the family of Abraham though Joseph’s being sent ahead into Egypt. How dumb would it be for Joseph to start using his position to do evil and to seek personal vengeance? So, based on the logic of Joseph, the Sons of Jacob should not be afraid. Joseph would continue to do good and take care of them and their children. Even after the seven years of famine ended Joseph would see to it that his family was cared for in Egypt.

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"The purpose of the church is to communicate the revelation of scripture to believers."
- Galyn Wiemers
Something to Ponder??

“Today we no longer make a direct link between the natural world and the moral realm…Traditional morality is objective morality. It is based on the idea that certain things are right or wrong no matter who says differently…In the traditional view morality is ‘out there,’ whereas for many people today morality is ‘in here.’ The new source of morality is no longer the external code but the inner heart….Secular morality breaks with Christianity in its counsel of inwardness as an autonomous moral source.”

–  Dinesh D'Souza, "What's So Great About Christianity,” 252-253

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Berit (Hb) - Covenant (Eng) - berit is the Hebrew word that means "covenant," "aliance," "pledge," "treaty," or "agreement." Berit were made between men and nations, but God frequently established a relationship with individuals, nations through the establishment of a berit. Although there are many berit referred to in teh Old Testament, these are the five main berit:

1. Noah - Genesis 8:21-22
2. Abraham - Genesis 15:12-17
3. Sinai - Exodus 19:7-8
4. David - 2 Samuel 7:11-16
5. New Covenant - Jeremiah 31:31


In 2 Kings 18:17 in the year 701 BC, the King of Assyria sent three of his generals (Supreme commander, chief officer and field commander) with an army to speak with King Hezekiah. They came to Jerusalem and stopped at the aqueduct of the Upper Pool. Here they spoke with Hezekiah. This ancient water system remained in use until the 1800’s and was also used during the New Testament times. Josephus calls it Amygdalon or ‘almond tree’. This pool today is 240 feet long by 140 feet wide. It holds 3,000,000 gallons of water and is ¾ of an acre in size.
(see details and photos here)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I try to do God's job instead of doing what I am responsible for?
Do I manipulate and seek vengence instead of trusting God by doing what is right and doing good?
I will allow God to be God, and I will remain in position serving God and doing what is right.
  "Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise."
- Proverbs 20:1
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