Genesis 42:1-17


So I guess there are two tests going on here.  Joseph is pressing his brothers to reveal their true character.  Are they still self-serving and vindictive or changed men?

And God is testing Joseph.  This is the pinnacle of Joseph’s training. How will he respond under this pressure?  Will he take revenge or will he trust God?  Will he judge or will he have empathy with his brothers?

About God?
God chose to climb down into our human experience so He could show us true empathy with our plight.  That is what makes His rescue so compelling.

About Me?
Lord, help me be mindful of the things you have taught me so I will be ready to serve your purposes and not my own.

About the World?

True leadership demands standards higher than your own personal agenda.


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