>Psalm 105:16-22

In Psalms, Theology on September 21, 2007 by mstevensrev

>16 When he summoned a famine on the land
and broke all supply of bread,
17 he had sent a man ahead of them,
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18 His feet were hurt with fetters;
his neck was put in a collar of iron;
19 until what he had said came to pass,
the word of the Lord tested him.
20 The king sent and released him;
the ruler of the peoples set him free;
21 he made him lord of his house
and ruler of all his possessions,
22 to bind his princes at his pleasure
and to teach his elders wisdom.

Silence, justice, and now famine. Boy I sometimes wonder why people think of God differently from the Old Testament. God is not predictable. He does his thing. Often times it is surprising and very different from the road we would take. One of the problems we have when it comes to the Bible is we have heard the stories so many time they seem the norm, but they are not and should shock us more.

God uses famine to send his people into Egypt where through a tiny shepherd boy he has laid a foundation for them to not only survive but to flourish. Israel will become huge in number and take on of the most dramatic road trips, the Exodus, ever recorded.

God uses all things for our good and His glory. Don’t forget it. When you go through you day today and things don’t fall out like you planned. Remember he is in control, go in prayer, and pray for some insight into Him and what he is doing in this world.


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