Dec 30, 2022
As we assess our lives and make new year’s resolutions, let’s learn an important lesson found in this week’s Torah reading. God used Joseph to save his family from famine, but it meant moving them to Egypt. Joseph knew the dangers of the paganism of Egypt, so he ensured Pharoah would look down upon his family and thereby be separated from Egyptian society. This wise move guaranteed the survival of the children of Israel as a people. The message is clear not to look for affirmation or inclusion from a godless society but be set apart for His purposes.
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A People Set Apart (Out of Zion Episode #158)
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