His kindness endures to all generations.
Joseph enjoyed the goodness and mercies of the Lord all through his life. He was a type of Jesus, the beloved Son in whom the Father is well pleased (Matt. 3:17; 17:5).
The ‘coat of many colours’ given to him was just a shadow, symbol or pointer to the multi-dimensional grace and goodness of God, upon his life. The love of the father generated much hatred from his brothers.
Sometimes, you become an object of envy, jealousy and hatred, because of the goodness and mercies of God upon your life. You may even experience opposition from people you least expect it from, it’s as a result of your position with God and in Him… In spite of all these, God’s goodness and mercies prevail…
Don’t allow the plague of envy to settle in your heart, it destroys! It makes you to become so embittered that you easily forget that you are a tree of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, whose responsibility is to bring forth sweetness and good fruits, to the glory of God (Judges 11:11).
A heart that is filled with envy, jealousy or rivalry will never produce any reasonable service before God (Gen. 37:11-12).
You are a product of God’s goodness and mercies, even if you are going through a turbulent situation right now it’s just for a while, the Lord will bring you out of it… (Psalm 30:5; Romans 8:18; 2 Cor. 4:17).
In all these, the goodness and mercies of the Lord still prevailed upon his life!
Joseph’s brothers thought they could shut down his dreams by selling him far away to live as a slave in a strange land. This, they opined, had finally brought all his hopes and aspirations to an abrupt end. But unknown to them, the vision is yet for an appointed time… it would eventually speak…
The journey of Joseph into the land of Egypt led to new dimensions, new discoveries about his life.