Anglican Daily Fountain 8 February 2023 (Devotional Today)
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TODAY’S TOPIC: GOD’S ELECTION
TEXT: Genesis 48: 13-end(NKJV)
And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought [them] near him.
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Anglican Daily Fountain 8th February 2023 STUDY:
Joseph brought his two sons – Manasseh and Ephraim, for his father to bless them. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Jacob placed his right hand on the head of Ephraim (the younger) and his left hand on the head of Manasseh (the elder). Joseph tried to exchange the hands, believing that because his father’s visual impairment, he did not know what he was doing. However, Jacob refused, blessed them and told Joseph that God will bring them back to Canaan.
God is sovereign and can bless whosoever He wants. He preferred Jacob to Esau. He preferred Joseph (the 11th) to his elder brothers. God shows mercy and compassion upon whom He decides. You cannot query God’s choice or his election. “No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, ‘what have you done?’” (Dan. 4:35). If God decides to bless you above your siblings, it is His choice. It should humble you and make you grateful to him. It does not call for disrespect to your elders.
As parents, let us ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we pronounce blessings upon our children or grandchildren.
PRAYER: We thank you Lord for You know the reason why You prefer us to others better than us. Help us to be grateful. Amen.
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