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  1. Richard
    September 30, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    Years ago I heard a great teaching series on the story of Joseph. He takes up so much of the Book of Genesis, but he is not in the line of descent to Jesus — he’s a sidebar. But so early in the Bible, we get this long exposition of suffering that serves God’s purpose. And the very climax of Genesis is, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.” The “it” is Joseph’s suffering: thrown in a pit to die, sold to slave traders, hauled in a basket to a foreign country, working as a slave, convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, imprisoned for how many years. Can I hold onto God the way Joseph did?

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