Meant For Evil – Turned Good!
There is a story in the Bible about Joseph. His life is a pretty big roller coaster. It has big high(s) and terrible low(s).
High: He was born in a rich family. God tells him in a dream that even though he’s not the first born, he will rule over his brothers.
Low: His brothers get jealous and decide to kill him. They sell him into slavery in Egypt instead.
High: Because of God’s favor, his Egyptian master put him in charge of his household instead of treating him like a slave.
Low: The master’s wife tried to seduce him. When he turned her down, she lied and said he came on to her. He gets put in jail. (Our pastor joked that she must have been a “cougar” ).
High: A famine comes in the land, the Egyptian king is looking for answers. Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams gets the king the answers he’s looking for. Joseph predicts correctly that the famine will last 7 years, so Egypt prepares accordingly. Joseph becomes Governor!
High: The surrounding countries don’t prepare for the famine. They buy food from Egypt. His brothers come before him to ask for food. They don’t recognize Joseph. He recognizes them and chooses to help them. This fulfills the prophesy that he will rule over them.