SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2020
TOPIC: ROAD TO RE-UNIFICATION 3
BIBLE TEXT: GENESIS 45:9-16
MEMORY VERSE: “So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout the land of Egypt” (Genesis 45:9).
The story of Joseph is akin to the story of a child that was thrown into the garbage by her wicked mother. She threw the unwanted child away only to be discovered by a wealthy woman who had done everything possible to have her own child but to no avail. The child was given good education and later became the best ruler that ever governed his people.
Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery because of envy. But the Almighty God, seeing Joseph’s faithfulness, turned the adversity to prosperity. In today’s Bible text, Joseph made it clear to his brothers that it was God’s design to allow him undergo such a cruel maltreatment from them to secure their future. Nobody or challenge can destroy a child of destiny. There are youths today finding it difficult in their studies because of persecution. There are others who have lost their parents to war or religion extremism. The setbacks are just the stepping stones to the realization of God’s plan for them if they can hold fast to God like Joseph. They will become rulers tomorrow.
QUOTES: nobody or challenge can destroy a child of destiny.
CHALLENGE: Man proposes, God disposes.
PRAYER: Lift me up, Lord!