Day 11: Spiritual Food in Quarantine
After having been forgiven by Joseph for their wrong, his brothers still feared he expected payback. It reflects our misunderstanding of God’s character and justice. Joseph, a type of Christ, forgave them again. He even wept when they asked for forgiveness, whether in remorse or in fear of punishment. Then he explained who the true God is, one who turns what was meant for evil to good. And promised to provide for them, comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
God doesn’t count men’s sins against them (2 Cor 5:19). He is faithful and just/righteous to forgive and cleanse from all wrongs (1 Jn 1:9). On top of not meting out the penalty we deserve, He gives us the good we don’t deserve. That’s the righteousness and justice of God. That’s what we are called to live out. May we be eager to see an end to the current crisis and all this social distancing, so that then, and actually even now, we can be to each other what God is to us.