July 2 Genesis 37:29-36
July 2 Genesis 37:29-36
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Heavenly Father, Help me come to You and repent when I am first aware of my sin. I don’t want my sin to stand between us. I want to have nothing stand in the way of my relationship with You. I know You love me no matter what I have done, but I also know I am less likely to spend time with You when I have something I know displeases You that I haven’t asked forgiveness for. Help me to see when I have something standing in the way. Anything that stands between us keeps me from sharing about You, praising You, loving You and reading Your Word. Guide me to be in the best place possible in our relationship Lord. Thank You for loving me, Father. I know I don’t deserve Your love, but I am so grateful You give it to me.
In Jesus’ name.
Rueben shows remorse when he returns to find Joseph gone. Scripture says he tore his clothes and asked where to go.
What do you think is going through Rueben’s mind?
What we think as the smallest of sin is still sin. God does not grade sin. Here we see one lie lead to more. Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation until everything unraveled?
Admitting our sin and asking for forgiveness is not only freeing, but also right in God’s eyes.
Take time to pray regarding situations you may have where sinned gripped you and left you frozen. God is anxious to hear from you.
When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes30
and returned to his brothers and said, "The boy is gone, and I, where shall I go?"31
Then they took Joseph's robe and slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.32
And they sent the robe of many colors and brought it to their father and said, "This we have found; please identify whether it is your son's robe or not."33
And he identified it and said, "It is my son's robe. A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces."34
Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.35
All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, "No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning." Thus his father wept for him.36
Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard.