We continue to look at Joseph’s story. We are struck by the parallels between the situation in the land then and our current spiritual situation. There is a great famine of the Word of God even in many so-called churches today. Yet with Christ there is a plenteous supply of nourishment to be had for all who will come to Him.

We further see that from the perspective of Joseph’s brothers, God’s providence towards them was hard. Yet, in point of fact, God was about to work their deliverance. Similarly, we see Jacob’s faith tested and failing when he was about to be reunited with the son he had lost.

We are encouraged to understand that God’s purposes for His people are always good, even when they bear an appearance of hardness and difficulty.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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