I know what my first thoughts would have been.
Long story short. The whole family was brought to Egypt and they lived happily ever after. The part I would like to focus on is not told in the scriptures. Are you listening? How would you react? I would venture to say that the healing process did not happen overnight. Like most things in life serious injuries to both body and spirit takes time to heal.
Week after week and month after month. It was a great hobby job were I learned much about the differences in protestant theological teachings. I also had Christian music implanted into my system as part of this broadcasting experience. Well, you just might be after listening to this song. Its message has never gone away. It has lasted for over two thousand years.
Tell me if its fits. What about today and our injuries? Proverbs , A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
It is easy to become offended. Personal experience. Been there. Done that.
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Got lots of T-shirts to prove it. Over time we can let go. Do you really want to carry around bricks of bitterness? Rhetorical question of course but how many bricks do you have in your backpack right now? What would happen if you made the choice to lay them down? A lighter load in life perhaps. Better health? Forgiveness is the key.
We can choose to let go. The more you practice it the easier it becomes just like most things in life. When you first start to let go you will be surprised how fast those bricks jumps right back into your bag. Just lay it down again and walk away. This time it will run after you and start complaining because of abandonment.
Again, you have the right to choose what you will hold onto in life. The more you let it go the longer it takes to wind its way back until it no longer catches up with you.
His brothers were out to get him and they almost succeeded. It appears that they repented of the evil they had done and Joseph forgave them. This is something you really have to want to do because Satan wants you to hold on to every brick of resentment you can carry. Put those bricks back! They deserve your bitterness…whoever they or it is at the time.
How much do you want to suffer and for how long? Less suffering and shorter time is good for me. How about you? In the Church this brick holding resentment can become real painful. Again, personal experience. I was deceived! I was…fill in the blank. What I want to do is help you let go of the pain. This may even require the help of professional counselors but let me be extremely clear here.
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It can be done, over time. I keep going back to the story of how much time it took for Jacob to get over his resentment concerning his own sons. What if his sons had not repented?
Oh, that would been a bad day or a lifetime for Jacob. Still the choice would have still been there for him. Hold on to the resentment or let it go. That would have given him hope. Hope for the future. The day will come when all things will be made right. Romans , And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. So what is His purpose?
The gospel message is clear on this one. To bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Moses But how does resentment fit into this purpose? It is our choice. The moral choice to forgive. I think sometimes what we want in life is mercy for ourselves and justice for just about everyone else. That sound about right? You could turn you back on them.
Walk away. Whatever imagery works best for you.
This moral choice to give up our resentment can and will free us from continued suffering in this life and the life to come. I would like to close with the words of brother Dieter F. There is a great need for this Christ like attribute in our families, in our marriages, in our wards and stakes, in our communities, and in our nations. We will receive the joy of forgiveness in our own lives when we are willing to extend that joy freely to others. Lip service is not enough. We need to purge our hearts and minds of feelings and thoughts of bitterness and let the light and the love of Christ enter in.
As a result, the Spirit of the Lord will fill our souls with the joy accompanying divine peace of conscience. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the sole responsibility of the speaker and may not represent those of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or that of FairMormon. Non-LDS Near Eastern scholar David Noel Freedman said that he had never encountered an Abraham account where the patriarch himself was threatened with sacrifice until he saw the claim in the Book of Abraham.