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Genesis 45 - Outline

v1-4
Joseph told his brothers who he was, and invited them to be close to him
v5
Joseph forgave his brothers and told them not be angry at themselves for what they had done
v6-8
God caused Joseph's troubles to work together for greater good
v9-11
Like Jesus does for us, Joseph told of his greatness, and the greatness of his plans for his brothers
v12
Joseph proved that it was really him, because he no longer spoke through an interpretor
v13
like our calling to preach the gospel, Joseph asked his brothers to tell somebody else and bring him too
v14-15
Joseph loved his brothers, and they had tears of joy because they were so happy to be reunited
v16-21
the Lord gives us provision for the journey, and warns us not to focus on our stuff, because we have more important rewards in His kingdom (v20)
v22-23
the Lord abundantly blesses us with even more than we need
v24
a calling to guard our walk with the Lord
v25-28
sometimes the Lord's goodness in His Word and the gospel is so good that it seems too hard to believe, but He also sends us a token for good, things we can see that reassure us of Himself
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