TOPIC: BE CAREFUL WITH THOSE IN AUTHORITY
Memory verse:-"But Joseph said, "Far be it from me to do such a thing! Only the man who was found to
have the cup will become my slave. The rest of you, go back to your father in peace.”
Then Judah went up to him and said: "Please, my lord, let your servant speak a word to
my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.
My lord asked his servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’ And we answered,
‘We have an aged father, and there is a young son born to him in his old age. His brother
is dead, and he is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’
"Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me so I can see him for myself.’
And we said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father; if he leaves him, his father
will die.’ But you told your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with
you, you will not see my face again.’ When we went back to your servant my father, we
told him what my lord had said. "Then our father said, ‘Go back and buy a little more
food.’ But we said, ‘We cannot go down. Only if our youngest brother is with us will
we go. We cannot see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’
"Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons. One of
them went away from me, and I said, "He has surely been torn to pieces.” And I have
not seen him since. If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will
bring my gray head down to the grave in misery.’ "So now, if the boy is not with us
when I go back to your servant my father and if my father, whose life is closely bound
up with the boy’s life, sees that the boy isn’t there, he will die. Your servants will bring
the gray head of our father down to the grave in sorrow. Your servant guaranteed the
boy’s safety to my father. I said, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the
blame before you, my father, all my life!’ "Now then, please let your servant remain
here as my lord’s slave in place of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers.
How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the
misery that would come upon my father.”
Always be careful with the people who are exercising power over you. If such people want to trap you it is not difficult. They have the power and all it takes to that, when a king or a person of such caliber do you favor think twice. It is only God who does humanity favor without any funny motives.
Prayer:-pray for soberness and vigilance
What to meditate on:
"Who can ask a king what are you doing” what do you think about this statement?