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On Mondays I’ll have new printables for you (see links below) including scripture cards, questions, week-at-a-glance, and a coloring page. Friday is a recap of the week, and my thoughts on the study.
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Week 3 – Part 1- The Virtue of Justice
As I got to writing this section of the study, I kept going back to Joseph. I’ve read about his life many times over, but I had never realized the depth of his virtue.
This man exemplified justice. He was a man of integrity. He was fair, and honest, and upright, and just. He looked past his circumstances to discover God’s will.
For the sake of this study I had to pick and choose portions of his life to focus on, but I encourage you to take some time if you can, to read his story in its entirety.
Start at Genesis chapter 37 and read through to chapter 45. I guarantee that you’ll be blessed by his goodness and grace.
He was dealt the most horrific hand by his brothers who sold him into slavery, but despite their effort to put him down, God blessed Joseph.
He prospered in the land of Egypt and was made an overseer of Potiphar’s house. His integrity and loyalty however, was a snare to him. Because of it, he lost his job and was sent to prison.
Any one of us might have been bitter under such circumstances, but Joseph remained grateful and faithful to God Who raised him up once again.
As you read, you’ll see how Joseph’s compassion toward his brothers reflects the kindness of God Who offers salvation to a world that crucified Him.
Justice is a cardinal virtue on which many others branch out. If we’re not honest and true and just, we fail to be light in this world.
It’s easy to be holy and just when people are kind and considerate, but God calls us to be holy as He is holy, which means we offer grace to both the just and the unjust.
Because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:16
The minute we take our eyes off of the Lord we lose our perspective, and we lose our gauge for right living. Joseph kept his eyes on the Lord, which kept him grounded in faith.
As I’m reading the story of Joseph I get to the part in chapter 43 where he enters his chamber to weep, and I see that integrity doesn’t come easy. It breaks us down to a place where the Master can build us back up.
You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife
P.S. See the colouring page below? Come back here on Friday to continue our study on “A Virtuous Life.” I’ll have another colouring page for you then!
These are my favourite online Bible study tools!
Bible Gateway – Every version you can imagine is online
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible
Looking for an easier commentary? Here’s the Concise Version
Other commentaries you might prefer
Interlinear Bible – I love this one!
Blue Letter Bible – Dig into the Hebrew and Greek
Bible Word Search
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