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Daily Devotion

Read: Genesis 42–45

God sent me here before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God. Genesis 45:7–8a

God has a plan. That is what Joseph said to his brothers. Selling Joseph into slavery was not a result of his brothers’ hateful intentions, rather it was God’s way of ensuring that God’s people found preservation in the land of Egypt. Because Joseph was taken to Egypt and rose to power there, when famine engulfed the land, Joseph could provide safe haven for his entire family. Bad intentions led to a good outcome—that may be the real truth of this story.

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