Do Not Be Concerned

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Genesis 44 and 45 today.
Pharaoh invited Joseph’s brothers to live in Egypt. He also said, “Also do not be concerned about your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours”(Genesis 45:20).
Pharaoh meant every word, because his word in Egypt was like that of a god. What he said happened, and what he prohibited did not happen. Therefore, when he said that they should not be concerned about their goods, because he was making the best of all the land of Egypt available to them, he meant it. They truly did not have to worry.
The true God says to us, “For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos of Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come–all are yours. And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s” (1 Corinthians 3:21b-23).
Why then are we concerned about our goods? When Paul wrote the words of that passage, he was not speaking like a god, but he spoke on behalf of the true God. Our God means every word of that passage from First Corinthians, because He has all power and owns everything. Therefore, do not be concerned and do not worry.

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