Genesis 39:1-41:16, Matthew 12:46-13:23, Psalms 17:1-15, Proverbs 3:33-35
Today is the 19th day of January, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you as we begin a new week. And this is the third beginning of a new week already in this new year. And, so, we…we…we’re definitely moving along at a good clip, and it’s always nice at the beginning of a new week to realize that it’s a new beginning. It’s a fresh start. All the days that are out in front of us that will make up this week, we haven’t lived into those yet so, we can decide in advance even though there are plenty of unknown things that we will face in the coming week, we can decide in advance what the posture of our heart will be. And one of the ways that we do that is to just invite the Scriptures to speak into our lives, which is the purpose of us meeting here every day around this Global Campfire. So, we’ve got a brand-new week. This week we’ll read from the English Standard Version and we’ll be picking up where we left off yesterday. So, in the Old Testament we’ve got this story and we’re gonna settle into it. It’s essentially the story of Abraham’s great grandson Joseph who is the son of Jacob, whose name has become Israel. So, Joseph is one of Israel’s children. And he’s young man. He’s got older brothers. He’s a little on the arrogant side it appears. He has dreams. He’s definitely a dreamer, but he’s definitely a young man, right? So, he doesn’t exactly have all of his manners and…and wisdom in communication. So, he has dreams and these dreams seem to indicate that his family will one day be bowing down before him, which certainly doesn’t go well with his older brothers and it really doesn’t go that well with his father. Joseph’s kind of the favored one because he was born to his wife, Rachel, and he loved her, and he was a child that she longed for. And, so, he’s a favored child and his mom is passed away. And, so, I mean all of that kinda comes together and his brothers just don’t like him. And in the end, they take him and we…we see the first clear depiction of human trafficking in the Bible. Joseph was sold into slavery, trafficked by his own family, by his own brothers. And, so, he ends up in Egypt and that’s where we pick up the story. Genesis chapter 39 verse 1 through 41 verse 16.
Father, we thank you for another day, another day in the rhythm that goes back many, many years and…and with your grace and mercy will continue on many days into the future, even years and years into the future nut we thank you for bringing us to this moment of time, where we cross the threshold into another week and we invite your Holy Spirit fully into everything about this week, everything about us. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear as we continue to open ourselves to you. Come Jesus we pray. In your mighty name, we ask. Amen.
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