TOPIC: A HUMBLE HEART
Memory verse:-"Reuben replied, "Didn’t I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you wouldn’t listen!
Now we must give an accounting for his blood.” They did not realize that Joseph could
understand them, since he was using an interpreter. He turned away from them and
began to weep, but then turned back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken
from them and bound before their eyes. Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain,
to put each man’s silver back in his sack, and to give them provisions for their journey.
After this was done for them, they loaded their grain on their donkeys and left.
At the place where they stopped for the night one of them opened his sack to get feed
for his donkey, and he saw his silver in the mouth of his sack. "My silver has been
returned,” he said to his brothers. "Here it is in my sack. ”Their hearts sank and they
turned to each other trembling and said, "What is this that God has done to us?”
When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had
happened to them. They said, "The man who is lord over the land spoke harshly to us
and treated us as though we were spying on the land. But we said to him, ‘We are
honest men; we are not spies. We were twelve brothers, sons of one father. One is no
more, and the youngest is now with our father in Canaan.’ "Then the man who is lord
over the land said to us, ‘This is how I will know whether you are honest men: Leave
one of your brothers here with me, and take food for your starving households and go.
But bring your youngest brother to me so I will know that you are not spies but honest
men. Then I will give your brother back to you, and you can trade in the land.’”
As they were emptying their sacks, there in each man’s sack was his pouch of silver!
When they and their father saw the money pouches, they were frightened. Their father
Jacob said to them, "You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and
Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!”
Then Reuben said to his father, "You may put both of my sons to death if I do not
bring him back to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him back.” But Jacob
said, "My son will not go down there with you; his brother is dead and he is the only
one left. If harm comes to him on the journey you are taking, you will bring my gray
head down to the grave in sorrow.”
Sin never go unpunished, we see from the Bible that the sin that the brothers did against Joseph has come to play. But Joseph instead of being wicked and arrogant realized that it was not by his strength that his has prevailed but by the power and the kindness of God. he wept for them as a sign of his love for them, beloved we have no business punishing those who have wronged us that is God’s business and we need not to be arrogant for the position that we found ourselves now. We always have to be thankful to Him who holds the keys to eternity and know what no man knows.
Prayer:-pray for those who have sinned against you that God will forgive them
pray that God will forgive all your sins and gives you a humble heart
What to meditate on:
What are the signs of a humble heart?