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Devotional

December 4, 2018

Matthew Leighty

Read Genesis 37:12-22

Jacob appears to have been clueless about the sinfulness of his favoritism toward Joseph, but that was not all he couldn’t see. He also seems to have had no idea how deeply his favoritism wounded his other sons. So Jacob most likely was clueless to the peril he placed Joseph in when he sent him to check on the brothers once more. He had no idea of the destruction his poor decision would cause. How Joseph would be rejected by his brothers, betrayed, and nearly killed. Had he only known.

But there was a Father who did know the perils His Son would face because of His decision to send Him to His own. He knew His Son would be rejected and betrayed and that He would not escape death but would be executed while His people mocked Him. Of course, we are talking about God sending Christ Jesus. This all-knowing Father not only knew what would happen but was at work providentially to bring the cross to pass so that we might experience salvation from our sin.

How does God knowing what Jesus would experience and working to bring it to pass deepen your understanding of the gospel and your love for Him?