Salvation is by the grace of the King
Genesis 42-44/Acts 13-15
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44:6-9 So the man caught up with them and spoke to them in the way he had been instructed. “What are you talking about?” the brothers responded. “What kind of people do you think we are, that you accuse us of such a terrible thing? Didn’t we bring back the money we found in our sacks? Why would we steal silver or gold from your master’s house? If you find his cup with any one of us, let that one die. And all the rest of us will be your master’s slaves forever.”
14:19-20 Then he destroyed seven nations in Canaan and gave their land to Israel as an inheritance. All this took about 450 years. After that, judges ruled until the time of Samuel the prophet.
OT Flash Points
Joseph toys with his brothers and plays each card patiently
God’s creativity comes through us if we are patiently following Him
NT Flash Points
Salvation to the Gentiles
Point of interest:
OT – God’s grace to Israel came through His messenger in Egypt
NT – God’s grace to Gentiles came through His Messenger in Israel
Thank You, Jesus!
My needs? Or Jesus’ needs?
Beware of competitors for your loyalty to Jesus
The greatest competitor? Service for God
We are to be used by God in His battles
Not my battles “fought for God”