Welcome to A Journey through the New Testament! In this series, we will systematically journey through every chapter in the New Testament, unveiling the marvelous insights that can be found in the scriptures.
I am particularly captivated by the unique relationship that God shared with Joseph. Joseph was chosen to be the earthly father for God's own Child, Jesus, and God ensured that he was equipped for this sacred task by guiding him every step of the way.
When we examine the way God interacted with Joseph, it becomes evident that Joseph held a Prophet's role. God spoke to him, forewarning him of impending danger and providing clear instructions on how to proceed. Although obeying God's commands often led Joseph and his family to cities with negative reputations among the Jews, it was all part of the fulfillment of prophecy. (Matthew 2:15, Matthew 2:23)
In times of sorrow and uncertainty, God communicated with the head of the household, Joseph, giving him guidance on what actions to take. While Mary is more widely recognized for her relationship with Jesus, Joseph's role was equally vital, as he bore the significant responsibility of being the father and protector of the young Messiah. As Joseph's days on Earth concluded, he had indeed fulfilled his purpose.
All of this highlights a crucial lesson: if God has called you to a task, He will provide guidance on how to accomplish it. It's not necessary to know everything, but perceiving and following God's guidance is essential. Like the Prophet Joseph, your service might go unnoticed by others, and you may not achieve great fame. However, what truly matters is that, at the end of your life, you can say you faithfully accomplished what God set before you to do.
Written by Kareem Flowers, Sunrise with Jesus
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