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Can God turn man’s wickedness to serve His purposes? He can and does. Consider Joseph. Consider Jesus’ Passion too. [Commemoration of Joseph]

BibleGateway: Genesis 50:15-26

ESV Text: Genesis 50:15-26

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:8 and ends at about 4:1

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     15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. 18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

     22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees. 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. 26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 378:
All that I Was, my Sin, my Guilt

— Organ Audio

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1. All that I was, my sin, my guilt, 
My death, was all my own; 
All that I am I owe to Thee, 
My gracious God, alone. 

2. The evil of my former state 
Was mine, and only mine; 
The good in which I now rejoice 
Is Thine, and only Thine. 

3. The darkness of my former state, 
The bondage, all was mine; 
The light of life in which I walk, 
The liberty, is Thine. 

4. Thy Word first made me feel my sin, 
It taught me to believe; 
Then, in believing, peace I found, 
And now I live, I live! 

5. All that I am, e’en here on earth, 
All that I hope to be, 
When Jesus comes and glory dawns, 
I owe it, Lord, to Thee.