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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, April 27, 2015
God brought good from the brother’s evil deed, Potiphar’s wife’s false accusation, the cup-bearer’s neglect, and seven years of famine. The experiences in Joseph’s life taught him that God brings good from evil for those who trust him. Do you trust God enough to wait patiently for him to bring good out of bad situations? You can trust him because, as Joseph learned, God can overrule people’s evil intentions to bring about his intended results. (NLT)
Genesis 50:15-21 – But now that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers became afraid. “Now Joseph will pay us back for all the evil we did to him,” they said. So they sent this message to Joseph: “Before your father died, he instructed us to say to you: ‘Forgive your brothers for the great evil they did to you.’ So we, the servants of the God of your father, beg you to forgive us.” When Joseph received the message, he broke down and wept. Then his brothers came and bowed low before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.
But Joseph told them, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, to judge and punish you? As far as I am concerned, God turned into good what you meant for evil. He brought me to the high position I have today so I could save the lives of many people. No, don’t be afraid. Indeed, I myself will take care of you and your families.” And he spoke very kindly to them, reassuring them.
We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 (NIV)
W. Edward Clymer (Oklahoma) titled his story “TAMING FEAR;” here is his thought for the day:
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Our fears can bring us nearer to God.
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