When Nothing Seems To Make Sense

March 11, 2015 Save Article

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Genesis 39:20-23 (Program 2450, Air date 1.1.11 & 1.8.11)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Genesis 39:20-23
      1. Joseph was placed in prison not for doing anything wrong, but for doing something right.
  1. DON’T DEMAND TO UNDERSTAND
    1. Proverbs 3:5-6
    2. Isaiah 50:10-11
      1. You can come to a time of perplexity even though you have done nothing wrong.
        1. Job was perplexed at times.
        2. Habakkuk was perplexed at times.
        3. John the Baptist was perplexed at times.
          1. Luke 7:28
          2. John 1:29
          3. Matthew 11:3
        4. Paul was perplexed at times.
    3. Isaiah 55:8-9
  1. DON’T FAIL TO BE FAITHFUL (Genesis 39:21-23)
    1. Genesis 39:2
    2. The same God who was with Joseph in the good times was with him in the bad times.
  1. DON’T BOW TO BITTERNESS (Genesis 40:14-15)
    1. 1 Peter 2:20
    2. One of the greatest tests in life is this: Not how you react when you’re punished for doing wrong, but how you react when you’re persecuted for doing right.
  1. DON’T BE UNWILLING TO WAIT (Genesis 40:23)
    1. Genesis 41:46
    2. Psalm 37:5-9
    3. 1 Peter 5:6
  1. DON’T LET DREAMS DISSOLVE (Genesis 41:37-44)
    1. Joel 2:28
    2. Joseph never forgot the dream that God gave him and God never forgot the dream either.

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