Guilt, Grace, and Gratitude
After many years, Joseph is given the opportunity to reconcile with his brothers. This profound act of forgiveness prefigures the forgiveness offered by Christ (Genesis 45:1-15). God has been gracious to us (Psalm 67). In gratitude, we pursue unity with others; especially believers (Psalm 133). God wants us to avoid hypocrisy, cultivate pure hearts, and demonstrate a humble faith (Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28). Even though we are prone to fall into disobedience, God bestows His generous mercy upon us through Christ (Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32).