Sunday, July 19, 2009

SUNSAY SERMON : Lesson from Joseph

After gritting one’s teeth through a movie or a novel where the leading character suffers injustice, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the turning point arrice. That is the moment when the hero gets the upper hand. It’s all a person can do, whether in a crowded theater or at home.

But it will be easy to learn the wrong lesson from the story of Joseph. That wrong lesson is something like. “ If you are faithful to God for long enough, he will vindicate you before your earthly enemies in this life. The accounts of godly martyrs with the pages of the Bible say otherwise ( Examples : Jeremiah 26:20-23 and Acts 7:54-60_

The correct bigger picture , rather is that God is in control. He is working out his plan. This can be difficult to believe when life seems to be out of control. Yet the God who guided Joseph’s destiny is the one who is guiding ours.