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Joseph: From Dream to Destiny (part II)

Sunday, March 04, 2018

 

It is said that "Hell has no fury like that of a woman scorned." And Joseph experienced that first-hand after resisting the advances of his master's wife.

But where was God when Joseph was being unfairly accused?

Many people struggle with questions like this, especially when things go very wrong even though they did everything right. Is God some sort of cosmic sadist who gets off on watching people suffer? Or maybe he's good and all that stuff, but is powerless to do anything to set things right.

Yes, God is good, and is working all things together for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28). And yes, he is powerful. He shows his power in how he brings blessings from things that seem evil.

In part 1 of this series Joseph was sold into slavery, and in part 2 he ended up in prison. God wanted him in Egypt, and wanted him in a position of power. And the hardships Joseph went through were necessary in order to bring that about.

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