Monday, January 16, 2017

"Our Place" - 01/16/17 - Genesis 46-47

"Joseph settled his father and brothers in Egypt, made them proud owners of choice land."(47:11)

After all his brothers had done to him.
Joseph settled them on choice land, provided everything for them and then handed over the keys.  They became proud owners.  Not tenants.  Owners.

This is such a fantastic account of forgiveness. 
There isn't a record of what their conversations were leading up to this moment, but I assume there was a change in the brothers hearts towards Joseph. 
Regardless their hearts motives, Joseph was Christlike in his actions.
His Word, The Holy Spirit, transforms our hearts.  Each moment I desire to please and draw near to my ABBA.  Striving to be Christlike in all of my words, actions, and thoughts.  
And yet, still I fail.
We all have, and will, betray Christ over and over. 
And Christ - the moment we give ourselves to Him. 
He gives us forgiveness for all of our sins - yesterday, today, tomorrow. 
He covers us in His grace and mercy.
He didn't have to.  But He did.

And still, after all we have done, will do, in our journey - the sins - He has settled each one of His "in His Land". 

Not as a tenant, but as an owner. 
Amazing how He is unconditionally, head over heels in Love with us.  Isn't it. 


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