During an overnight camping trip, an ocean sunrise inspired Montana and Susanna to consider the great cloud of witnesses recorded in Hebrews 11.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
—Hebrews 11:6 KJV
Clean Gone:Genesis 37/color.
“Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?”
—Psalm 77:8 KJV
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
—Lamentations 3:22, 23 KJV
Clean Gone:Genesis 37.
All the brothers agreed Reuben had created the tastiest sandwich from the buffet offerings.
“Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is your’s.
And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.”
—Genesis 45:19-21 KJV
“And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.”
—Genesis 45:3-5 KJV
“Did not!” “Did too!” “Did not!” “Did to!”
“And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:
And he put them all together into ward three days.”
—Genesis 42:14, 17 KJV
“None so discreet and wise.”
“Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.”
—Genesis 41:33-36 KJV
“Rend your heart and not your garments.”—Joel 2:13.
“And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.”
—Genesis 37:29 KJV
“We shall see what becomes of his dreams.”
“And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;
And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.”
—Genesis 37:21-24 KJV