FAITH CAPSULE: Wicked ones do not remember that God oversees heaven and earth affairs.
Genesis 37, 39
The word of God is true as stated, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9) Brothers of Joseph took an evil position against their brother Joseph. Genesis 37:18-20 records the statement of the brothers of Joseph towards Joseph, “Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming! Come, therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become of his dreams!”
Brothers of Joseph turned out to become enemy with a wicked agenda against Joseph’s dream.
Often, wicked ones do not remember that God oversees heaven and earth affairs and absolutely, nothing is hidden from God, He alone sees the acts of evil.
Are you with evil agenda with the expectation to hide your evil from God?
It is important to know that God will not overlook every evil agenda and activities of all. Ecclesiastes 8:11 records for all man’s understanding that God is not asleep from His judgment against the evil of all, “Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”
Are you with evil agenda like Joseph’s brothers?
The story of Joseph points out that when a man is set up by God to live for the glory of God, the enemy will also set up to offset God’s purpose in the life of man. However, God will not fail for His own just like Joseph. It is written, “The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man, and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD made all he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favor in his sight and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority.”(Genesis 39:2- 4) Truly, God was with Joseph because the enemy chose to be against him. The enemy wanted to deny him to live to the fulfillment of God’s purpose.
Is there an evil agenda against your life that you know or unknown?
Today, with understanding, know that God’s hand is not short to deliver you from evil agenda if you will walk in His word.
The word of God identifies that the Lord was with Joseph and there was mercy, favor, prosperity, success, and authority in place in the life of Joseph. When God is with man, no evil can be against a man that walks in the word of God.
Joseph’s fear of God was the evidence of his walk in God’s word. The book of Proverbs 14:27 records, “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.”
Having the fear of God will not fail to turn around the intent of the enemy to good.
Prayer for today: Ask for God’s fear to overtake your life.