Thursday 22 August, 2019

The human story was Joseph, sold into slavery by jealous brothers to Egypt. The God story was Joseph sent by God to save many lives, including his own brothers and whole family.

Interestingly, the brothers up until this moment were only aware of one story, the human story. The news Joseph brings them here would have been a revelation to them. How do we get from the purely human view of life to the God story of our lives?

Joseph must have learnt to pay attention to God and what He was doing in His life. He says God sent him to Egypt three times in this passage. And a fourth reference to God being involved, God making him lord of Egypt. God was not silent, nor absent, from Joseph’s life. Neither is He in mine. But am I paying attention to what He is saying, what He is doing? Such that I can see and testify with confidence and clear resolve, like Joseph here – “I’m not just living a human story. I’m living a God story.”

Help me pray attention to the story You are telling in & through my life Lord. What You are saying and doing, help me hear and observe, and testify to. Amen

Written by Ps. Rob Waugh

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  1. Andrew says:

    I see it says that Joseph says: “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”
    Joseph was still a relatively young man.
    Why does he describe himself, or describe God as having made Joseph FATHER to Pharoh?
    Was Pharoh very young?

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