Someone once said, “if you want to plan your life, think about your eulogy, and then go backwards.” What would you want people to say about you at your death?
When we, like Jacob look not to our own past, but the past in Christ, that’s when we can kick up our feet and die in peace. When we look at what GOD has done in our past, then we can take comfort.
In a similar fashion to Jacob, God desires that we, as Christians go into all the world, not to live but as pilgrims. Instead of pilgrims, we could say we are foreigners because we belong to the kingdom of heaven.
Trust is a valuable commodity, it is hard to obtain, but easy to lose. The past had shattered Joseph’s ability to trust his brothers
Joseph was a wise and understanding man. The more he told, the more he was trusted; the more he spoke, the more God was glorified; and the more he humbled himself, the more others were blessed. He understood God’s wisdom at work in his life.