Parents, today your child heard that family members can love and care for one another. When Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to buy food, they did not recognize him. Joseph cared for his brothers and forgave them for what they had done to him.
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Today’s Daily Bible Reading reminds us of the Level of Biblical Learning for the week: God’s plan is for all family members to work together so that God is honored by their family. You can find the schedule on your One Conversation page.
Our Unit Verse for this month should help you remember that each of us is special in God’s eyes. We can honor God by showing love and care to our family members in every situation.
“Perhaps Moses spends so much time on Joseph to show us God can pull off the impossible even through a seemingly insignificant Jew rejected by his own brothers. Perhaps Moses spends so much time on Joseph so his people would anticipate a coming Joseph who would finally and completely reverse the curse and fulfill the promises.” You can read “What the Joseph Story Is Really About” by Samuel Emadi here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-joseph-story-really-about/
The world is at war and every human being is involved in the conflict. But this is not a war of country against country; it is a spiritual battle. As believers, we often don’t think in these terms; however, only by realizing we are in this fight can we stand in Christ against Satan and his wiles. God does not send His children into battle ill-equipped.