Bible Study Plan 2019

Today we read:
Joshua 10-11
Luke 24
Psalms 52

-Food for thought day 116-

• Genesis 45:3-8
• Genesis 50:20

Love does not avenge itself and keeps no records of wrong. When we desire to see people experience the same evil they did to us, it’s a sign we’re still hurting or carrying the spirit of bitterness.

The spirit of love does not want revenge. That is why the Bible says that love doesn’t keep a record of the wrong. When we keep record of the wrong done to us, we harbour in us: hurt, anger, resentment, and revenge. These things will be used by the adversary to put us in a spiritually weakened state by making us a victim of the evil done to us.

We should all know that God is still in control over our affairs, if only we learn to commit; whatever we may be going through to Him.

The Bible says: “And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph! Is my father still alive? And his brothers could not reply, for they were distressingly disturbed and dismayed at [the startling realization that they were in] his presence. And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I pray you. And they did so. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt! But now, do not be distressed and disheartened or vexed and angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.
God sent me before you to preserve for you a posterity and to continue a remnant on the earth, to save your lives by a great escape and save for you many survivors. So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭45:3-5, 7-8‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Joseph saw God’s hand of promotion at work in his life by using his circumstances to bring him to the place He ordained for him.

That is why the same Bible says: “As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭50:20‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Joseph’s focus was on God’s plan and not on what his brethren did to him. That’s why he never blamed them and never acted as a victim, but as a victor.

The good news; no matter the evil that is done to us, God’s plan for our lives did not change! For this reason, we must focus and stand on God’s promises for us and not on the circumstances we may be facing.

We should not allow bitterness or unforgiveness to stop us from partaking in our inheritance in Christ and also fulfilling God’s mandate for our lives.

Remember, Love does not keep a record of wrong.

Many blessings in Jesus’ Name!

Think and Act!!!!!