January 20, 2023
Daily Reading – Genesis 40 – 41 / Matthew 13:1-35
Genesis 41:38-39 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
In 1992 there was a movie called, “A Few Good Men” in which actor Jack Nicholson shouted his famous line, “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH.” Since then this phrase has been echoed by many others in multiple situations. The truth is many people do not handle the truth well.
Pharaoh recognized in Joseph a man who was filled with the Spirit of God. Even an unsaved Egyptian Ruler realized that Joseph’s God was not only powerful, but that what He said was true. God’s truth in Joseph made him appear discreet and wise in the eyes of this Pharaoh. By promoting Joseph, Pharaoh was unwittingly also saying that Joseph’s God tells the truth. Time would prove that the Pharaoh had made a good choice in believing Joseph and his God.
In every born-again believer is the same Spirit of God that was in Joseph. The same unchanging God has given to us His unchanging truth. We, like Joseph have an opportunity to be discreet and wise as we handle God’s Words of truth. 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 says, “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Some people “CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH,” and they walk away from God.
Some who have the truth, “WON’T HANDLE THE TRUTH.” They never tell a soul.
While others will “MISHANDLE THE TRUTH,” using it in deceitful ways.
What will you do with God’s Truth in you?
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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