Genesis 45:4–7 (ESV)
Joesph Makes Himself Known (Part 2)
4 So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 And
now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years
in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors.
This is a strange twist and a Godly way of looking at the situation. Our natural inclination would to seek revenge, but Joseph looks at it from God’s perspective. Joseph being sold
was not a bad thing, but a good thing. Let’s not forget that Joseph spent time in prison for something he did not do. If his brothers had not sold him… he would not have served time in prison. If he had not served time in prison,
he would not have landed the trust and job of working for the Pharaoh. If it was not for his job with Pharaoh, he would not be able to save his family. We may not understand why things happen to us, but God works through them.
I pray: O Lord, help me to trust your guidance and not to bypass it trying to achieve my ways. Amen.