The Joseph story

  • “It is through affliction rather than prosperity that God’s people bear fruit (2 Cor. 6:10, 12:9-10; Heb. 12:11).”(67)
  • Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples and will give this land to your offspring after you for an everlasting possession“(Gen. 48:4) – “The grace of this catches us off guard–what God has called his people to do, he undertakes to fulfill himself.  What he demands of us, he does for us.  Such is the way, of course, that God’s gospel works.  All that he demands of us–not only multiplying but the entire keeping of the law–he himself undertakes for us in his Son.”(69)
  • “Even when evil seems to triumph most horrifically, God is there.  He is with his people.  He is working out his redemptive purposes.” (72)
  • “Joseph responds, ‘Do not fear, for am I in the place of God?’ (Gen. 50:19).  The answer to that question had to be no, for Joseph knew that he, a man, could not rule or judge in the place of God.” (72)

– quotes taken from the Gospel Transformation Bible


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