Sunday, December 06, 2009

Jesse Tree Day 7

Scripture Genesis 37:3-5, 8a, 18-19, 23, 28

Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him a long tunic. When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons, they hated him so much that they would not even greet him. Once Joseph had a dream, which he told to his brothers..."Are you really going to make yourself king over us?" his brothers asked him. "Or impose your rule on us?"

They noticed him from a distance, and before he came up to them, they plotted to kill him. They said to one another: "Here comes that master dreamer!...So when Joseph came up to them, they stripped him of the long tunic he had on...They sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. Some Midianite traders passed by, and they pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and took him to Egypt.

Meditation - What will happen when God's awaited promise arrives? What will happen to this Lamb that we are awaiting? Look at Joseph. Stripped by his brothers and sold for the price of a slave.

Resolution - I will make a good Confession this Advent.

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