God is With You to Bless the Nations Through You
Jacob is now getting ready to head to Egypt, but is afraid to leave the promised land. God assures him and us that He is with us and will use us wherever He sends us to bless the nations through us.
God is With You to Redeem Your Past
God is with us to redeem our past for his purposes, therefore we are free to repent of our sins and free to forgive those who have sinned against us.
After much brokenness and trauma in Joseph’s life, in these chapters we read of the incredible story of reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers, one that calls all of us to be reconciled to one another.
God is With You to Exalt You Through Trials
The secret to remaining steadfast under trials is knowing the God who is with you to exalt you through trials.
Humility before Exaltation
God has told Joseph that one day he will be exalted, but in order for his exaltation (and ours) to serve the glory of God and others rather than self, he (and we) must be humbled first.
God Will Stop At Nothing To Redeem You
God will stop at nothing to redeem you
God Will Stop at Nothing to Redeem Us
A look at the ways God’s redemptive plan is shown in Genesis 37-38
Not Home Yet
Though Jacob was on his way home, he stopped along the way. Our reality is we aren’t at our final home, and therefore we experience the ruinous effects of sin in heinous ways. But, there is hope.
Never Be A Grace Graduate
Jacob and his family members are sinners and sufferers who receive amazing grace from God, reminding all of us to never be grace graduates.
Go Home to God Daily
In these chapters God calls Jacob to go home, but there is more to it than that. God is calling Jacob to come home to God himself. Like Jacob, followers of Jesus “come home” to God daily by leaving, dealing with God, and dealing with people.
Every human longs to go to their true home, the place they should have been born, but how do you get there? You have to leave the house of idols, deal with God, and deal with others.
Praise the Lord More Than His Gifts
Gifts are great as gifts, but can never replace the Giver. Throughout Genesis, God shows Himself to be the Giver of every good gift, but in this passage, we see the chaos that ensues when those gifts are used to replace Him.