This will be my first post about a person from the Bible. I will be featuring a few more people who have put these biblical lessons into action in days to come. Joseph lived a very difficult life. Can you imagine being thrown in a well and then sold into slavery by your jealous brothers? And that was just the beginning! After that, Joseph was working for Potiphar until his aggressive wife falsely accused Joseph and sent him to jail. Some years later, this mistreated and forgotten man was finally noticed in that jail cell when Pharaoh needed an interpreter for his dream. Talk about endurance and grace! But, in the end, Joseph was blessed with the second highest position in the kingdom and he was able to save his family from famine and death. He was even willing to forgive his brothers because he knew that God had a greater purpose through his sufferings. “But Joseph said to them, Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Gen. 50:19-20, NIV) You can find the complete story of Joseph in Genesis 37-50. What would you have done if you were in Joseph’s position?
I am currently participating in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. My theme is life lessons from the Bible. You can find more information about the challenge by clicking on the badge to the right or click here for a list of participants. It has been an interesting experience so far and I have enjoyed finding and visiting other blogs. If you are a fellow participant, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment!