Genesis 43:19-34

Genesis(27) (Part of the Joseph–Finding God's Plan in the Midst of Dysfunction and Disaster(11) series)
by Glen Osborn(140) on July 7, 2024 (Worship Service(152))


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Subtly and Slowly forcing the Issue

Genesis​​ 43:19-34

 

  • How have the pressures of life changed you into who you are today? ​​ Did it happen quickly, or take some time?

  • Read Genesis​​ 43:19-22. ​​ Why did the brothers say the things they did to the manager? ​​ What was their concern? ​​ 

  • Read Ephesians 2:8-10. ​​ What do we need to be aware of from these verses in light of the brothers attempt to pay their way?

  • Read Genesis 43:23-25. ​​ What surprising things did the manager say and do? ​​ Have you ever been surprised with someone​​ you would not have expected to​​ speak God’s message to you?

  • Read Genesis 43:26-30. ​​ Why was Joseph so overwhelmed with emotion? ​​ 

  • Read Psalm 56:8. ​​ How does God​​ respond to our emotional pain?

  • Read Genesis 43:31-34. ​​ How was Joseph testing his brothers? ​​ What subtle hints were taking place that something special was going on?

  • Read James 1:2,12. ​​ How​​ do our responses in life demonstrate who we are? ​​ How are we to respond?

  • Pray

  • Ask God to help you see His working in your situations and​​ that your response will be one of faith in Him.

  • Thank God that He understands your inner hurts and is always at work in your life.

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