(Excerpt from Love is Not an Emotion)
1 Corinthians 13 says, Love suffers long and is kind. One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story about Joseph, a highly favored, younger son, who truly suffered long and responded—in the end—with kindness.
One of the things I love about God is He can take anything that anyone means for harm and destruction and use it for His goodness and glory.
Joseph’s older brothers were so jealous of him, they sold him into slavery and told his father he’d been killed by a wild animal. They even took the coat their father had made for him, soaked it in the blood of an animal and presented it to their father to support their story. You can read the full account in Genesis 37.
Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. Through the actions of his jealous brothers, God was able to save Joseph’s family during the years of famine that ravaged his nation years later. Joseph’s ability to love and forgive his brothers in spite of all he’d been through at their hand, gave life to his family and all of Israel.
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 Genesis 37:5