Tuesday, January 25, 2011


     TWO TRUTHS that co-exist together; anyone can change and some people never change....and I am discouraged to read that after all Joseph's brothers went through. AND the danger or the snare can be that we are "always discouraged" because of the lack of faith and belief in our unsaved family. After all that they went through with Joseph they still did not learn a lesson, and that lesson is, TRUST IN GOD. No sooner has Jacob died and they are back to their coniving ways, rather than just have FAITH and TRUST in God. Verse 15 "when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "what if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays u back for all the wrongs we did to him?" So they sent word to Joseph saying, "your father left these instructions before he died..." and they go on to make up more lies and go on to show that these are men that have grown up their whole lives in a God centered family, but yet have never learned to have faith in their God nor develop a relationship with him.  THE POINT is that we can have our own joy stolen by others who choose simply not to beleive and if our hope is always that one day they will change...., what if they do not? Will we live somber, depressed, Christians lives because of someone else? If every crisis is our hope that "they will change" we will be disappointed to find it does not change them. We simply don't know if some people will never change and we must learn to pray and release them to God and learn to go on with our own lives and enjoy the blessings of serving God and enjoying Him, regardless of our brothers and sisters that no matter what, just don't seem to ever "get it".