Dear Friends, Today is the last in our series on the story of Joseph. The book of Genesis closes with Joseph requesting that his family take his bones home to the promised land (see Genesis 50:15-26). This is a wonderful statement of faith. Joseph sees his future in the promised land and by faith he […]
Dear Friends, Last week in Genesis 44, God spoke to us through His Word about His power to transform our lives. It is exciting that the Lord has the power to break old habits and enable us to build new, godly habits and disciplines. Now in Genesis 45,we see one of the most beautiful ways […]
God Transforms our Lives
Dear Friends, Our topic from Genesis 44 is the power of God to transform our lives. It has been 20 years since Joseph had the dreams from God and we can remember what the brothers were like. Simeon and Levi committed deception and genocide of the Shechemites and were unrepentant before their father (Gen 34:31). […]
Turning to God can free us from self-preoccupation. God alone has the power to change us and make this world right. He is the source of our hope.
A Fresh Start
God’s great gift to us is to not leave us in our sin but to give us the opportunity to repent and turn back to Him.
The Source of our Blessings
Genesis 41:41-57 shows that dealing with success can be just as great a problem as dealing with trials and difficulties. The culture we live in seeks to pressure us to compromise. We need to remember that God is the source of all our blessings.
Give Glory to God
Dear Friends, In Genesis 41:1-40, we see that, after a long wait of 11 years, the dreams from Genesis 37 stating that Joseph would be a leader and have prominence are beginning to come to fruition. It is a reminder of the need to be patient in regard to God’s timing. One of the highlights […]
Live by Faith, Not by Sight
It is during difficult and dark and discouraging times that we must learn to cling to God’s Word and to live by faith, not by sight. In Genesis 40:1-23, we see Joseph learning this lesson while in prison.
Run From Sin
Dear Friends, Today in Genesis 39:1-23,we learn that God is with Joseph (see v. 2, 3, 21, 23). But God being with Joseph can mean favour as well as opposition and persecution. One of the hardest things in the Christian life is to understand that the trials and difficulties which we experience are also God’s […]
God Has a Plan
Dear Friends, In Genesis 37:12-36, there are some important Christian truths which emerge that are very important to grasp. Joseph is sent by his father to see if all is well with his brothers. He goes to Shechem but doesn’t find them there. Instead, a stranger meets him who explains that his brothers have gone […]