Things Gone Wrong Can Be Good
Scripture Reading: Genesis 45:7-11
Key Verse: Genesis 45:8
“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.”
In today’s Scripture Reading, Joseph is explaining to his brothers some theology of God.
A quick definition of the word theology is “the study of God”. If we are going to think right when things go wrong, we need to study the God we serve.
Joseph’s brothers were ignorant about the God of their father. They thought that their actions against their brother Joseph were all about them… wrong! They needed to understand that their God was bigger than them and their bad decisions. They needed to understand that a God who loves His people so much that He would, could, and does work through human frailties and failures!
Do you need to stop whining about some bad stuff that may be going on in your life long enough to learn these same lessons? Your bad decisions or failures of the flesh do not throw God’s plans for you out the window. God is loving, forgiving, and powerful enough to work good out of your bad!
Our inconsistencies or frailties do not take God by surprise or throw Him for a loop. God is not bound by time; thus, He always lives in the present. This makes Him able to weave our present circumstances (good or bad) into a beautiful plan that eventually glorifies Himself!
Yes, God wants us to mature and learn to walk in obedience to Him. But He is big enough to handle “my bad!”
Father, Your massive heart, full of love and compassion for those who follow You, comforts me! Help me honor You by returning that love. In Jesus’s Name, amen.