Turning Evil for Good
April 2, 2023 • David Chadwick • Genesis 50
We now approach Genesis https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=genesis+50&version=esv and Joseph's final interaction with his brothers. After Jacob dies, Joseph's brothers start to fear. Without dad alive, will Joseph finally take revenge? Will he persecute, perhaps even kill, us for what we have done to him?
Joseph's response to his brothers' fears is amazing. It truly shows that he had forgiven them. He not only wished them and their families well, committing to provide for them all their lives (when you bless others who have hurt you, it's a sure sign you've forgiven them), but he pronounces great faith in God's overarching, absolute providence. What they did to Joseph was indeed evil. But God turned it for good (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=genesis+50%3a20&version=esv).