The Joseph Calling. Genesis 37-50. Genesis 50:20.
But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them.
“Beware of any Christian leader who does not walk with a limp.”
God took Joseph through four unique tests. I believe that Joseph was required to pass each one successfully before he qualified for the next. When he passed the last one, he was finally elevated for the call that God ultimately had on his life.
It is not an enemy who taunts me—I could bear that.It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me—I could have hidden from them.Instead, it is you—my equal,my companion and close friend.What good fellowship we once enjoyedas we walked together to the house of God.