Scripture: Genesis 42-45, 50:16-2, Proverbs 20:22, Romans 8:28
Have you ever been wronged by someone else, only to later find yourself in the position to retaliate? Would you do to them as they did to you, or would you be forgiving? In this message, Dr. Merritt details how we can respond with kindness and forgiveness to those who may have done us wrong. If God is in control of our lives, then we can praise Him for our friends and trust Him with our enemies. Through the story of Joseph in the Old Testament we find a powerful example of God fulfilling His plan and keeping His promises--even when things don't go our way.
"The presence of problems never means the absence of God. When people are doing their worst to you, God is doing His best for you." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: Joseph, dreams, George Washington, 1777, Egypt, Pharaoh, revenge, Benjamin, Jacob
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.