Well today's chronological reading was full of rich stuff about Joseph. Here are my nuggets for the day.
Something New: Gen 37:3
3 Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift made for Joseph—a beautiful robe.
I didn't know about the robe.
Gen 37:23 So when Joseph arrived, his brothers ripped off the beautiful robe he was wearing.
Something that I pondered in this is it said Jacob loved him because had been born in his old age, but did it also have something to do with the fact that Joseph was Rachel's first born? His beloved Rachel. Also, whether it was seen at that time or not he has the blessing of the Lord.
Gen 39:2 The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master. Then again in Gen 39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the Lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden. and yet again in vs 23 The warden had no more worries, because Joseph took care of everything. The Lord was with him and caused everything he did to succeed.
Are you seeing the pattern here? Joseph had favor and I'm sure they all could sense that.
Something I saw in a different way:
Gen 37: 6-7 “Listen to this dream,” he said. 7 “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!” I did not realize that he had two dreams. Not sure how I missed that before.
Something for me to do:
Use God's discernment when sharing His plans for my life. The Lord placed a vision - a dream in Joseph for his life. Joseph was open and honest with his brothers and his Father about what he saw. It is not always wise to share what God speaks into your heart. Not everyone is where you are at and can't receive it with gladness.
Matt 7:6 “Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.
Have a blessed day everyone!
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