We are lean to believing Mary told Joseph about Gabriel when she explained about being pregnant. And we all understand from the Bible, Joseph thought he'd move away from this trouble quickly.
The Lord draws near to people who want to be merciful and further away from us when we go our own path with our own ways.
Proverbs 3:12For the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
If everyone is moving as fast as they can each day, no real time for deep growth is going to occur. If you sit down to memorize the 10 Commandments, you realized the Commandments are orderly and start with GOD. This is important. We do not serve Google. Or a flowchart. We love a GOD who is interested in creation, in emotion, in the depth of our hearts. We love a God who says, I'm important, too. And that, is very admirable. And honest. And lovable.
So, we are working today our way back up to the top, reverse order. Joseph found mercy and God made sure Joseph was kept safely as the head of his house and family. Tender care from God the Father, to the merciful.
God of the humble, thinking of others.
Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
Jesus, as baby, was swaddled - held snugly. Comforted with blankets. Covered. Numbers 6, the blessing God told to Moses in 1500 B.C. said we are covered to have peace - in the Name of Jesus. Ephesians 6 says when we are covered in the mercy of God, we are actually armed for safety. Saying we Are Strong in His Might. Joseph found God our Father ensured his safety.
Thank You Father God.
We think upon what the life of Joseph saw with his own eyes.
And the You are the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. We rely upon our Father God. Lifting up our cares and loves and worries and work to Jesus and our Abba. Knowing You will cover us in the Name of Your Son Jesus.
As Our Father shows compassion to His children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who reverently Worship Him.
"They will be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him."
Amen in Jesus the Lord
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