Joseph Study | Day Twenty One
By: Brittany Green | Race
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Well, you’ve made it. I can’t express how proud I am that you’ve come to the last day and how thankful I am that you’ve stuck with me! I want so badly to hear what all God is teaching you. Reach out to me on social media or take comfort in knowing I’m praying for you. I’m confident the Lord taught you about His faithfulness and grace over the past few weeks!
I want us to reflect over Joseph’s life a bit today as we wrap this study up and prepare for the next one.
How do you think Joseph’s relationship with God changed from when he was young boy to the day he died?
What are a few things that stand out to you about Joseph’s life and the way he dealt with certain circumstances?
What are one or two major themes that God has taught you over the past three weeks?
How have you applied those to your life?
As we close up, I want you to read Hebrews 12:1-2. The cloud of witnesses mentioned includes Joseph, Jacob, Abraham, Moses, and so many others. In looking at their lives, this passage shows us what to do now.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (NIV)
Now that we know about Joseph’s life, we run our own race. We let God be the author, and we run with endurance to the finish line. We run with purpose because God has given us a calling and given us purpose.
Joseph had a divine purpose. His life was not always easy and was filled with ups and downs. Yet Joseph found favor with God and he allowed God to use him wherever he went. Where does God want to use you? What is His divine purpose for your life? Are you focused on Him or are you focused on your circumstances and the situation in which you find yourself? Let God use you to accomplish His divine purpose through you.