Jacob’s Children: 11 Joseph
God Listens and Remembers and Does Not Fail
Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb. And she conceived and bore a son, and said, "God has taken away my reproach."
So she called his name Joseph, and said, "The LORD shall add to me another son."
[Genesis 30: 22-24 NKJV]
God always fulfils His promises, but He does so in His timing not ours. That is why we must have patience and wait on Him. This is something we can see right through this series of meditations. The story is not clearly divided into one step then the next, neatly parcelled for our edification. It is all a process from our viewpoint; and a perfectly orchestrated plan from God’s.
Rachel’s true purpose in all this is now coming to fruition and God’s answer to her prayer, which she thought had been answered when Dan was born, suddenly blossoms into an amazing more-than-she-thought-possible abundant blessing. Rachel could not bear children herself, and now God has changed all that, and Joseph is born.
We know from Joseph’s story that he is a foreshadowing of the life of Jesus, who was born of a virgin. Rachel had not borne any children herself until this moment, so that God could reveal His son, The Messiah, prophetically to His people.
Joseph means to add, exceed or increase, to give moreover, and surely we know that God does not fail us. When He answers our prayers, He gives so much more than we could ever hope for. When we are down, He raises us up and to a higher place than we have known. Pray, trusting in The Lord, and He will answer bounteously ...
“You Raise Me Up” - Selah
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Wednesday 20th May 2020
If we have faith at all it must be faith in Almighty God;
when He has said a thing, He will perform it;
we have to remain steadfastly obedient to Him
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