Only One Action

Just a single action can alter the course of a nation. When the brothers of Joseph decided to sell him to the Midianite traders they thought they were only getting rid of a troublesome brother. But their actions would cause the change of direction for the whole Israelite nation that would last for years. They hadn’t taken God into account as their actions started a chain of events that were earth shattering.

Joseph was then passed around like a parcel but God was in it all. We read in Jeremiah ‘I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.’ From being a hostage with the Midianites he was sold to be a slave to Potiphar. By being the best that he could be he rose to a good position in Potiphar’s household, was then wrongly accused by the man’s wife and sent to prison. Then through his fame in interpreting dreams he arrived in Pharaoh’s employ and finally saved his nation from starvation, where he eventually was joined by his brothers and father.

Did the brothers of Joseph ever realise the chain of events they had put into place by their one action? This story is real proof that God can turn a bad situation into a good one. God’s plans never fail.