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July 13, 2015

HIS THOUGHTS ARE HIGHER THAN OURS

by Leslie John

Leslie M. John

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD” (Isaiah 55:8)

Joseph is found grace in the sight of God. Joseph’s interpretations: When things seem to be going wrong God paves another way for escapement from troubles and trials. God is almighty and his ways are not known to us. All those who are purposed according to his will find that everything works for good when we work for the Lord; we find that our needs are met by God himself, through his own plans.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”. (Romans 8:28)

At the time when Joseph was put in to prison on false charges, God was working for his release from prison in a different but sure way. Here is how we see God working in the life of Joseph and his family members, for their security and for their material needs when there would be great famine in the land for seven years. None of the family members of Joseph, nor did Joseph knew how God was working for the security of his loved ones. Joseph would have felt great deal of disappointment and dejection in his life when he was put in the pit by his own brothers, and later sold him to Ishmaelites, who sold him to Potiphar. Now from Potiphar’s place he was cast in to prison on false charges.

In Noah’s life we see how God worked for the security of his family during the deluge.

“And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee”. (Genesis 8:15-16)

In Abraham’s life we see how God worked and gave him a son when he was nearly one hundred years of age. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

“And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly” (Genesis 17:1-2)

There is hope in believing in eternal and omnipotent God, through his Son Jesus Christ, who laid his life for our sake. In Genesis Chapter 40 we read “…that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt”. Vs. 1 Here we see how God is working for Joseph, through people, who occupied very low positions in their lives. Butler helped Joseph and Baker was hanged to death by Pharaoh and the dreams interpreted by Joseph came true.

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