Sunday, February 10, 2013

What is Our Conversation?

Our thought life can do interesting things.  Consider one of Todd Parsons' more recent meditations.

Consider this point in the lives of Joseph and Jacob: 

Joseph -- Things were against him, but that is not written of his conversation. Joseph remained in fellowship or consciousness of the LORD being for him, in his adversity, while he lost all his natural ties to his kin and was brought into a strange land. Even in the strange land adversity did not end for 13 years.

Jacob -- During the same 13 years and 7+ years he was in adversity and was troubled in his heart. His conversation was that he knew what had happened to Joseph, Gen.37:33. Did he? Also near the end of this season of adversity his conversation was not much different, he knew all these things were against him, Gen.42:37.

Both lives belonging to the LORD, yet the conversation that proceeded from their heart was so different. Joseph knew Who was for him and for that moment in Jacob's life he only was knowing what was against him and was not conscious of Who was for him...

Jesus Christ -- He lived before His Father in heaven knowing that The Father was for Him. Therefore He could suffer adversity for our sake, that many would be saved alive.

We too can fellowship with Christ's suffering when we fellowship or are conscious of Who is for us! 

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who shall be against us?", Rm.8:31.  
"Keep your heat with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life", Pr.4:23. 

Of So Great Love, we are, tjp

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