A secret too good to keep!

Ever have a secret so good, so big, so special that you just couldn’t help but tell someone about it?

It’s fun to have something extra special planned for someone you love. In fact, the more you love them the harder it can be to keep it a secret. I think that’s what God must have been feeling when he orchestrated the events surrounding the life of Joseph.

Joseph was the great-grandson of Abraham and the favorite son of Jacob. Beyond all the lessons or insights that we can glean from Joseph’s difficult and unusual journey the biggest is that God was foretelling the gospel story of rescuing mankind.

Thank about it…

In short, the story of Joseph goes like this…

He was the favored son of his father. His father sent him to his brothers who rejected him. He was taken to Egypt to avoid being killed. He was sold for the price of a slave and then was falsely accused. He was condemned between two prisoners. His suffering eventually led him to a place of prominence and honor, and his brothers bowed their knees to him at last. In the end, he had suffered much but knew that all he’d endured was to save the lives of those he loved.

Now, the story of Jesus…

He was the favored son of his father. His father sent him to his brothers who rejected him. He was taken to Egypt to avoid being killed. He was sold for the price of a slave and then was falsely accused. He was condemned between two prisoners. His suffering eventually led him to a place of prominence and honor, and his brothers bowed their knees to him at last. In the end, he had suffered much but knew that all he’d endured was to save the lives of those he loved.

God was so eager to tell us about the final rescue plan involving Jesus that He gives us a glimpse of it in the life and story of Joseph.

God loves us that much!

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “A secret too good to keep!

  1. Really great man. Thanks!

  2. Oh Brother..

    Have you heard of the Benjamin Generation?

    grace and peace

  3. I am glad God has 50/20 vision…..
    Joseph speaking: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
    Genesis 50:20

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