Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 10 (Gen.43; Mark 13; Job 9; Romans 13)

It is amazing to see the way Joseph relates to his brothers in Genesis. Genesis 43 gives us a great picture at the kind of love he had, in particular, for his brother Benjamin.  When Joseph saw him verse 30 says that he, “hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep.” It had been almost 20 years since he had seen his brother Benjamin and when he saw him he could not restrain himself from weeping. This is not the main point of the chapter but I want to hit on it. Joseph loved his brother, bottom line! How many of us can’t stand being in the same room with our siblings. That is sad. It is definitely not how a follower of Christ should act. Here is my challenge for all who have siblings this week. I am speaking to Students primarily. Show them at least one act of random kindness today. (Maybe offer to get them a refill from the kitchen, or take the trash out for them when it is their turn, or give them a compliment, etc.) Adults, why not make a call or send a note today. The world is watching, even in how we treat our brothers and sisters. In fact, that is the main way in which they are watching.

1 comment:

  1. Only someone who has just made homemade laundry detergent would notice in the ESL version Job 9:30 mentions lye versus the NIV calls it soda ash. Lye definitely would be more caustic as it is NaOH versus Na2Co3. I appreciate you leading us to consider the ESL version!