Thursday, July 21, 2022

GOD SENDS

Today’s Reading: Genesis 45-46

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Inner sanctuary of the Temple of Edfu, Egypt. The ancient religions of Egypt were well established by the time Joseph came to prominence. It is believed by many that Joseph’s influence helped to bring about the worship of one God in Egypt for many years, but then, as the Scripture says, “There arose a ruler who knew not Joseph” (Exodus 1:8, Acts 7:18).

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo click HERE.

Key Verse: Genesis 45:5

But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.

 

Joseph was sure that God used even the cruelty of his brothers in order to send him to Egypt. This knowledge helped Joseph to forgive. Imagine the bewilderment and the renewal of guilt the brothers felt. Psalm 76:10 tells us that, “Surely the wrath of man shall praise You.” The anger of the brothers could not thwart God’s plan to preserve life. God forgives our sins. We accept that as a fact based on God’s promises. But forgiving ourselves is another matter. Joseph urged his brothers to forgive themselves. If they failed to do this they would never rise above the slave mentality they had shown. Their dad was “Israel,” “Prince of God.” They, too, were members of God’s royal family. It’s important to know who we are in God’s eyes, and to live up to His view of us!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord, I forgive myself for the sin and wrong I’ve done. By the gift of Your grace I realize that I am Your precious child. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In 1922 my Dad began his ministry in Egypt. My Mother and he were married in 1924 in Cairo. My childhood days were filled with imagination about ancient Egypt. Dad had a black granite carved head of an ancient official of Pharaoh’s court. This was the opinion of an Egyptologist at the University of Toronto. I would wonder, “Could this be Joseph?” My photographer son, Reynold, has this head now. Reynold’s pictures of ancient Egypt are magnificent. I believe that these temples were an attempt by the “god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4) to get the worship he desired when in Heaven. This fallen Archangel inspired the closest thing he could get to the architecture of the centre of the worship of Almighty God in Heaven and then inhabited these temples to receive the worship of man. The temples are in ruins, as are the efforts of our enemy who desires to keep us from worshipping the true God.

Yours, as a forgiven sinner who has also forgiven himself, and who is a worshipper of the “God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,”

David

My Mother and Father shortly after they were married in Egypt in 1924.

 

11 thoughts on “Thursday, July 21, 2022

  1. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for taking our sin on Yourself. This is what gave me hope when I thought I couldn’t be forgiven – You already went to the cross. Thank You for Your grace and forgiveness, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen,Rob.How do we know when we actually reach that poing where we have truly forgiven our self ?

    Forgive Myself

    Does God ever make mistakes,
    Does He regret where He has led
    When each step His child takes
    Dries up the blood His Son has shed.

    Now I fear I am now lost,
    When I try to do what is right,
    For mistakes are the cost
    But it’s His blood that wins my fight.

    So forgive myself I must,
    For,if not,then in vain He died
    And I would yield His trust,
    Then they could say my Savior lied.

    So get back upon your feet
    And know Satan is a liar
    Cast down in his defeat
    To burn ever in hell fire.

    No,God never makes mistakes,
    But His ways are above our own,
    So know,each child He makes
    Is of the holy seed He’s sown.
    (G.W.)Bill Marshall/23,June,2016
    Hebrews 8 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
    7 If there was nothing wrong with the first
    agreement, then there would be no need for
    a second agreement.

  3. Yes. Agree with Marilynโ€ฆ.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
    Thank you Rob and William for your words of wisdom re. forgiveness and heartfelt Poem. Thank you also for sharing NYC site.

  4. Thank you God for today’s blog and David’s words and prayer also thank you for the picture of his parents amen โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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