Do you feel betrayed? Consider Joseph who was sold into slavery by his brothers. Years later he said this to them:
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Gen 50:20)
Even though it was clear to Joseph that his own brothers wanted him harmed, he still spoke kindly when he had power over their lives:
So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children. And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them. (Gen 50:21)
OBSERVATIONS: (a) Sometimes what appears to be a major calamity from hateful people could be God moving you to a different location and position for blessing and the sake of many. (b) Joseph was a prime example of a forgiving person. In Gen. 50:21 he could have easily had his brothers killed, but instead showed them kindness and mercy.
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