Do you feel like you are sent by God to your family, neighborhood, work, or school? Some may be aware of God’s sending work, while others may not feel sent at all. When we look closely at Joseph’s words in Genesis 45, we learn that a sovereign God is constantly sending people to do various things, whether those people are aware of it or not.
Genesis 45:5-8 And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. 8 So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. (ESV)
1. God sends people to various places for various purposes.
2. God sends in various ways.
3. God sends in order to extend his saving grace into the world.