Welcome to Grace Community Church , We’ll continue our study of Joseph’s life as we look into what Genuine Repentance implies.
God’s mercy is frequently misunderstood, largely because we have done a terrible job of defining what it means in the Bible. The story of Joseph in Genesis gives a glimpse into the nature of the Lord’s mercy. God promotes Joseph to the second highest position of power after his brothers reject him, betray him, and sell him into slavery in Egypt. And, as fate would have it, God returns his brothers to Egypt due to a major famine. And Joseph puts them through a series of tests to see if they have truly repented in their hearts. This morning, Pastor Julio Orozco Jr. will open Genesis 44:1-11 to us.
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Mercy Requires Genuine Repentance Part 2
The Passage : Genesis 44:1-11
Joseph Tests His Brothers
44 Then he commanded the steward of his house, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the mouth of his sack, 2 and put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, with his money for the grain.” And he did as Joseph told him.
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away with their donkeys. 4 They had gone only a short distance from the city. Now Joseph said to his steward, “Up, follow after the men, and when you overtake them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good?[a] 5 Is it not from this that my lord drinks, and by this that he practices divination? You have done evil in doing this.’”
6 When he overtook them, he spoke to them these words. 7 They said to him, “Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing! 8 Behold, the money that we found in the mouths of our sacks we brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord’s house? 9 Whichever of your servants is found with it shall die, and we also will be my lord’s servants.” 10 He said, “Let it be as you say: he who is found with it shall be my servant, and the rest of you shall be innocent.” 11 Then each man quickly lowered his sack to the ground, and each man opened his sack.