Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Run To Your Destiny

David and Joseph were both faced with the same decision. That was whether or not to commit adultery. They both handled that decision in two exactly opposite ways.

Yes, God forgave David for deciding wrong, but that one decision sure had some major consequences. I often wonder what David missed out on because he chose so poorly in that decision. I wonder how differently his children may have turned out. Would he have faced the problems he faced with losing the throne? Would there have been as many problems in his lineage?

But Joseph on the other hand chose to run. I think Joseph didn't run so much away from sin as he ran to his destiny. Imagine what would have happened if Joseph would have chose to commit adultery. Would he have been forgiven? Yes. But how would the consequences have been different. Would he have been second in command of Egypt? Would the Israelites been allowed to flourish in Egypt?

Genesis 39:9 ends with Joseph saying, "How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?"

Joseph had his focus on his eternal destiny. As we stay focused on our eternal destiny it will help us to stay on the path God has designed for our lives.

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