Text: Joshua 23:8
But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day.
Read: Genesis 50:15-20
Joseph was the eleventh son of Israel. Life started so well for him: he was the delight of the father for whom he gave a coat of many colors; he had a thriving relationship with God who kept revealing the future to him and so on.
But tribulation came and one wonders what thoughts went through Joseph’s mind when: his brethren left him in the pit and deliberated on killing him to his knowledge; he was sold into slavery to his father’s cousins; he became a transferred slave in Egypt; he landed in prison; the king’s butler, after having taken advantage of the grace of God upon his life did nothing to assist his plight. Yet from all indications, he held on to his God: he never grumbled against God neither did He deny Him. Job did the same. At the end of the time, the duo at their different generations had cause to laugh last and to silent their mockers.
What is it that you are going through that wants to make you dishonor God? Hold on to Him yet: He will surely bring you to an expected end which He already predestined for you. Unless the battle is this rife, how can the testimony be sweet to share? Have you trials or temptations? Are you burdened with a load of care? Please don’t be discouraged. God is working it out for you.
Joseph became a Governor/Prime Minister in Egypt because he held on. Job got double of all he lost for the same reason. The three Hebrew sons in the book of Daniel got honored and Daniel too for holding on.
There is light for you at the end of the tunnel. That which you are going through shall soon come to pass. And indeed, if you truly belong to God, I join my faith with yours right now to command an end to the siege over your life in Jesus name. From this day, you start to experience joy in the Lord in the name of Jesus. You are blessed.
Father, please put an end to the siege over my life and let me begin to enjoy your bliss better than ever that I may testify in the congregation of your people in Jesus name.