The theme of this psalm is “deliverance.” The Lord delivers His believing children who call to Him. “He helps us free from ev’ry need that hath us now o’ertaken.”

The theme of this psalm is “deliverance.” The Lord delivers His believing children who call to Him. “He helps us free from ev’ry need that hath us now o’ertaken.”

BibleGateway: Psalm 34 ESV Text: Psalm 34 Psalm 34 (Listen) Taste and See That the Lord Is Good 1 Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. 34:1   I will bless the LORD at all times;    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.2   My soul makes its boast in the LORD;    let the humble hear and be glad.3   Oh, magnify the LORD with me,    and let us exalt his name together! 4   I sought the…

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Joseph’s love for his brothers was great even though they had done great evil to him in the past. He would not hold this against them. May we be just as forgiving.

Joseph’s love for his brothers was great even though they had done great evil to him in the past. He would not hold this against them. May we be just as forgiving.

BibleGateway: Genesis 43:1-34 ESV Text: Genesis 43:1-34 Genesis 43 (Listen) Joseph’s Brothers Return to Egypt 43:1 Now the famine was severe in the land. 2 And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again, buy us a little food.” 3 But Judah said to him, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’ 4 If you will send our brother with us, we…

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Joseph dealt both gently and wisely with his brothers, attempting to ascertain the state of their trustworthiness and their repentance after selling him into slavery

Joseph dealt both gently and wisely with his brothers, attempting to ascertain the state of their trustworthiness and their repentance after selling him into slavery

BibleGateway: Genesis 42:1-38 ESV Text: Genesis 42:1-38 Genesis 42 (Listen) Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt 42:1 When Jacob learned that there was grain for sale in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you look at one another?” 2 And he said, “Behold, I have heard that there is grain for sale in Egypt. Go down and buy grain for us there, that we may live and not die.” 3 So ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt….

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Beware of the empty philosophers and the blind teachers of today. They might even know some science but that doesn’t necessarily mean they know God.

Beware of the empty philosophers and the blind teachers of today. They might even know some science but that doesn’t necessarily mean they know God.

BibleGateway: Matthew 16:1-12 ESV Text: Matthew 16:1-12 Matthew 16:1–12 (Listen) The Pharisees and Sadducees Demand Signs 16:1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered them,1 “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ 3 And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the…

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“He has done everything well,” the crowd said. Though they didn’t know the “everything,” they weren’t wrong! His life, death, and resurrection—all was done well for us!

“He has done everything well,” the crowd said. Though they didn’t know the “everything,” they weren’t wrong! His life, death, and resurrection—all was done well for us!

BibleGateway: Mark 7:31-37 ESV Text: Mark 7:31-37 Mark 7:31–37 (Listen) Jesus Heals a Deaf Man 31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after…

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By just 30 years of age the Lord had turned Joseph into a wise and compassionate leader.

By just 30 years of age the Lord had turned Joseph into a wise and compassionate leader.

BibleGateway: Genesis 41:41-57 ESV Text: Genesis 41:41-57 Genesis 41:41–57 (Listen) 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.” 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck. 43 And he made him ride in his second chariot. And they called out before him, “Bow the knee!”1 Thus he set him over…

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Joseph’s times, David’s times—all our times are in the hands of the Lord. What a comfort and a relief!

Joseph’s times, David’s times—all our times are in the hands of the Lord. What a comfort and a relief!

BibleGateway: Psalm 31 ESV Text: Psalm 31 Psalm 31 (Listen) Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 31:1   In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;    let me never be put to shame;    in your righteousness deliver me!2   Incline your ear to me;    rescue me speedily!  Be a rock of refuge for me,    a strong fortress to save me! 3   For you are my rock and my fortress;    and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;4   you take me out…

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The additional two years in prison would have helped Joseph practice the humility and patience he would need to be a good ruler over Egypt.

The additional two years in prison would have helped Joseph practice the humility and patience he would need to be a good ruler over Egypt.

BibleGateway: Genesis 41:1-40 ESV Text: Genesis 41:1-40 Genesis 41:1–40 (Listen) Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams 41:1 After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, 2 and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows, attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass. 3 And behold, seven other cows, ugly and thin, came up out of the Nile after them, and stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile. 4 And the ugly, thin…

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Surely Joseph thought this was the time he would get out of prison, but God had a different time in mind and His timing worked out for the best.

Surely Joseph thought this was the time he would get out of prison, but God had a different time in mind and His timing worked out for the best.

BibleGateway: Genesis 40:1-23 ESV Text: Genesis 40:1-23 Genesis 40 (Listen) Joseph Interprets Two Prisoners’ Dreams 40:1 Some time after this, the cupbearer of the king of Egypt and his baker committed an offense against their lord the king of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, 3 and he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison where Joseph was confined. 4 The captain of the…

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We are not saved by keeping the Law outwardly, but we are saved by trusting inwardly in Jesus. Compare the heart of a Pharisee to that of the Syrophoenician woman.

We are not saved by keeping the Law outwardly, but we are saved by trusting inwardly in Jesus. Compare the heart of a Pharisee to that of the Syrophoenician woman.

BibleGateway: Mark 7:17-30 ESV Text: Mark 7:17-30 Mark 7:17–30 (Listen) 17 And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?”1 (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a…

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