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Psalms, chapter 105


Price GOD, He is in control.Recognize that God want to prepare usfor greatness and eternal life.

Our Bible reading for today is from Psalms 105, the verse of reference in  is: 

 “and he sent a man before them Joseph, sold as a slave. They bruised his feet with shackles,   his neck was put in irons, till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the Lord proved him true. (Psalms 105:17-19 NIV).

Lesson:

Accept advice, God is in control of our lives.

Historical commentary: Psalm 105 is one of four psalms that begin with the Hebrew word “hodu” which means “give thanks”. This psalm covers the history of the Lord’s dealings with his people in three stages: 1) the patriarchal period, 2) The time of the Exodus, 3) The wilderness, and the entry into Canaan. 

First episode: God did not prevent Joseph of being sold by his brothers. – God could have spoken to Jacob and lead him to rescue Joseph but God did not: “As the caravan journeyed southward to the borders of Canaan, the boy could discern in the distance the hills among whom were the tents of his father … But, in the providence of God, even this had to be a blessing for him. Learned in a few hours, which otherwise would have taken many years (PP 191).

Second episode: God did not protect Joseph  of going to jail. – Being faithful and not transgressing the seventh commandment did not stop Joseph from going to jail.  “The Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners care that were in the prison, all that was done there (Gen 39:21, 22). 

Final episodes: Joseph recognized that although the adversities the hand of God was always in control of his life: “Now therefore be not grieved, nor yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance (Gen. 45:5, 7). 

Prayer 

Dear Father, thank you for showing us that though the adversities you allow us to grow in faith, self-control and prepare us for greater responsibilities. Help us to renew our commitment to your cause. In the name of Jesus, amen.

By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo Rios
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