Christian Devotional – October 25, 2018

Do what you’re told. Most of us were probably told that as children at some point or another. We felt the authority of our parents or guardians or teachers and we knew the expectation was our obedience. Joseph, even after these dreams that so angered his brothers, is now asked to go check on them. See Genesis 37:12-17

Then he said to him, “Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
Genesis 37:14 NASB

It would be interesting to know what Joseph thought about this trip. Was he excited about going? Was he nervous? Did he like his mission or wonder why it mattered how his brothers were doing?

The Bible doesn’t tell is how he felt. All it tells us is that he went. He did what was asked of him. He was asked to go check on his brothers, and he did it.

Do we do what is asked of us? Do we do it without complaining or arguing? Some people, once they become adults think they no longer have to listen to anyone. Yet, even as adults we have authorities that we answer to, with the ultimate authority being God. As long as what is asked of us doesn’t go against God’s ultimate authority, do we know how to obey authority like Joseph did and do we do it with a positive attitude.

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