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Mat 1:16  And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 

Mat 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Mat 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
Mat 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

I started a little series on Joseph and I want to continue it today.  I have listed the first 3 points.  I will add one more.

1. Joseph did right, even when his ancestors and relatives did wrong.

2. Joseph reacted slowly.

3. Joseph respected Mary, even when he didn’t trust her.

4. Joseph waited and thought about what should be done, before he did anything.  I know that I kind of went over this two days ago, but I want to add something to it.  When Joseph waited and pondered what to do next, that allowed God to step in and inform Joseph of what to do and how to do it.  When we react slowly, we allow God the opportunity to step in and fix, explain, show, and solve the problem.  When we are quick to jump, we often find ourselves getting ahead of God and making the situation more complicated than it needs to be.

Notice in verse 20 the Angel of the Lord came to him and told him what he needed to hear and to do.  I would also like to point out that Joseph listened, he did not talk or interrupt or try to control the situation.  He allowed God to do what was best, and because of it he and Mary and Jesus were bettered for it.  When crazy things happen to you will you allow God a chance to do something, or will you jump ahead of God?  The choice is up to you!

December 9, 2011 - Posted by | Devotional, Sunday School | , , , , ,

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