Speaker: Jerry Cisar
There will always be times when the world’s wisdom will fail them. If the people of God are wise and discerning, those times will become opportunities for redemption. These are opportunities, as Paul puts it, to redeem the time, to buy back time from evil, because the days are evil (Eph. 5:16). Joseph puts on display what it means to live redemptively.
We arrive this Sunday at the third of three scenes involving Joseph’s sufferings in Egypt. The first was about Joseph’s descent into slavery in Egypt and how the Lord was with Him. The second, described the time after his descent into jail and how he was forgotten. This third scene is about Joseph’s exaltation to Pharaoh’s right hand.
How do we live redemptively? We live by faith that God is actively at work even when we can’t see Him. Therefore, we live in obedience. We live knowing that our suffering can mean life for others. How do we know this? Both Joseph and Jesus show us how. Genesis 41 gives us a glimpse of how we are to live redemptively in a fallen world. It means we must live redemptively as a community of faith.
Join us as we worship the Lord and allow the Lord to make Himself known in Genesis 41.