But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. (Genesis 50:19-20 ESV)
А Йосип промовив до них: Не бійтеся, бо хіба ж я замість Бога?Ви задумували були на мене зло, та Бог задумав те на добре, щоб зробити, як вийшло сьогодні, щоб заховати при житті великий народ! (Буття 50:19-20 Ukrainian)
Our Father who is in heaven ~ thank you for the bountiful blessings that you shower upon us on this new day. Give us wisdom that is as pure and insightful as the wisdom Jesus utilized while on this earth. Dear Lord, help us to avoid the weak tendency to retaliate and try to even the score when someone has done us harm. Guide us in the right way that is kind and generous like the way Joseph treated his brothers. Defeat the efforts of those who constantly strive to divide the Body of Christ by making idols of their pet opinions. Lead them to repent and work to bind up the wounds of division. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister