God Desires His Best for Us

Scripture: Genesis 50.  

OBSERVATION
(Key verses)

Genesis 50:19-21 (NLT)

19 But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you?

20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

21 No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them.

APPLICATION
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)

Like Joseph, I believe that we can look back in our lives and reflect on the times that we have really wondered what was going on, perhaps even questioned if God was hardened to our call out to Him yet, after the fact, we could smile at what God really accomplished during those down times in our lives. I’m sure that Joseph must have felt like he had reached a stage in his life where he had really felt forsaken, abandoned, unloved and was considered a nobody, yet God used all that to reposition Joseph to a place of honor and a place where his influence actually proved to be a savior for his family. When we talk about rags to riches, or from the pits of Hell to the glories of Heaven, these might illustrate the extremes from which Joseph was lifted up. Friend, this is the kind of impact that God can have on those that surrender their lives to Him today also. Have you committed your life to Christ? Have you accepted Him as Lord, and humbled yourself to a place of servanthood so that God may truly rule and reign in your life? Seeing that you are able to read this devotional, makes me know that it is not too late for you to make this key decision in your life that can bring eternal implications and benefits. Please consider speaking with your pastor today for help in this decision, or contact me and I will gladly help you and pray with you, but don’t ignore an important decision like this today.

PRAYER
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)

Lord Jesus, thank You for the gift of salvation. Some of my friends have not made this vital decision yet. I pray that You will tender their hearts today and work with them yet again to help them see their sin and ultimate sentence of Hell and damnation. Thank You for Your love and providing a much better option for us. May decisions be made even today to accept You as Lord, is my humble prayer.

 

**Words underlined may be a hyperlink to a song that God laid on my heart while sharing this devotional this morning. Click it and be blessed by the song, like I was when I listened to it! …… I would be overjoyed to have the opportunity to pray with you about a need in your life that may, or may not have been highlighted by this Nugget today. Why not drop me a note and tell me about it? You may email me at:
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Author: Ed Algreen

One of God's kids expressing his understanding of God's Word and sharing how it is affecting his life! May those who read it be blessed, encouraged, and drawn closer to the Lord!

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