Monday, October 03, 2005

MADE(JOSEPH) - Certain People

MADE (JOSEPH) - Certain People

15Now a certain man found him, and there he was, wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying, "What are you seeking?"

Of the many characters in the story of Joseph’s rise to glory, there is a character that is easily forgotten, perhaps because he doesn’t even have a name. The bible simply calls him a ‘certain man’. The ‘certain man’ Joseph met in vs.15 played a vital role in his life. Without him, Joseph would have simply gone back home to his father and missed his appointment with destiny.

In the short run of the valleys of the pit and the prison Joseph would probably have wished he had never met him, but in the long run and from the high position as 2nd most important man in Egypt, it all falls into place. It could not have happened without the ‘certain man’.

We all need certain men [or women] to steer us in the ‘right’ direction. While there are people we are grateful to have met, there are others we wish we had never come across. However we must be assured that God’s purpose for us and HIS commitment to us is able to surmount any obstacle we face, knowing that He is able to make all things work together for our good. [Romans 8:28]

Genesis 37:12-18
Joseph Sold by His Brothers 12 Then his brothers went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. 13And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, I will send you to them." So he said to him, "Here I am." 14Then he said to him, "Please go and see if it is well with your brothers and well with the flocks, and bring back word to me." So he sent him out of the Valley of Hebron, and he went to Shechem. 15Now a certain man found him, and there he was, wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying, "What are you seeking?" 16So he said, "I am seeking my brothers. Please tell me where they are feeding their flocks." 17And the man said, "They have departed from here, for I heard them say, "Let us go to Dothan."' So Joseph went after his brothers and found them in Dothan. 18Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him.


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