Joseph Was Left to Die by His Brothers

  • Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC
  • Series: Dear Rosa

If anyone had reason to remain bitter, it was Joseph in the book of Genesis. Yet he forgave his brothers, was reconciled to them, and provided for them. His forgiveness melted their hearts, and old wounds were somehow healed. Forgiveness isn't just a behavioral adjustment or psychological device. It is the sum and substance of every page and paragraph of the Bible. It's what the Bible is all about. It's the theme of the ages, the crux of the cross and gist of grace.  Beware lest any root of bitterness spring up within you. 

* He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. 
*Martin Luther King, Jr., in his book, Strength to Love