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Pastor Cameron Hiro
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Scripture: 19 “Here comes that dreamer!” they said to each other. 20 “Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.” Genesis 38:19 (NIV)

Observation:  Joseph was a favorite of his dad and his brothers despised this. I mean I hear of brothers and sisters getting into it with each other while growing up but to the point of wanting to kill? That's just on whole other level.....Jealousy, offense, betrayal, envy, hatred, bitterness, resentment are words that come to mind when I read this portion of did  the brothers get that far in their relationship with their brother....was it that bad that they needed to kill him?  Well not all of the we read the passage Reuben was actually going to help Joseph at one point...

Application:  What can I learn about this scripture?  That when we let offense, betrayal and hatred start to fester in us it will take us into Satan's territory.  And when it does, the devil will have a field day with us and those around us affected by our actions.  In the end God doesn't get the glory if we continue down this path.  We are not exempt of these feeling, but we can turn to God for help when it does occur instead of running away from God.  God sees all...knows all...and hears all....He loves us too much to see us do it on our own.

Prayer:  Lord help me to continue my walk with you on the path of righteousness.  When I stray I give you permission to get me back on track. Lord I pray for those that also struggle with offense, betrayal, hatred,etc. on this Island of Molokai.....I pray for restoration, reconciliation and love to replace those the mighty name of Jesus....Amen.

January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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