The Heart of the Savior

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Genesis 49 and 50 today.
Joseph truly had the heart of a savior. After his father died, Joseph’s brothers approached him; fearful that he might want to repay them for the evil they had done to him 39 years earlier. Therefore, they begged for his forgiveness and offered themselves as his servants. However, he countered that while they meant to harm him, God used it for good. Then listen to what he said next and what Moses wrote that Joseph continued to do to his brothers. Here it is, “‘Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ And
he comforted them and spoke kindly to them” (Genesis 50:21).
Joseph reassured them, telling them not to be afraid, but that he would provide for them and their families. Then Moses commented that Joseph comforted them and spoke kindly to them. Is that not magnificent? There was no bitterness in the heart of Joseph. Not only did the man forgive his brothers, and not do them harm, but he also took an active role in providing for them and speaking kindly to them.
He had the heart of a savior. He wanted to save them, regardless of what they had done.
He had the heart of the Savior who was to come later. Do you know of whom I speak? Think about the Savior the rest of the day and His heart toward you.

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