A Heart of Repentance

Genesis 42

By Stewart McCarter, June 12, 2022

A person of repentance has love for God and love for his brothers

  1. JOSEPH IN THE DRIVERS SEAT (Genesis 41:46-57)(Genesis 42:6-11)
    1. The place of authority
    2. Joseph works the plan
    3. God gives children
      1. Manasseh - God has made me forget forget all my hardship and all my father’s house.
      2. Ephraim - For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.
      3. Famine comes
  2. JOSEPH TESTS HIS BROTHERS (Genesis 42:12-38)
    1. The place of testing
    2. Jacob sends the boys
    3. The brothers bow down (vs. 6)
    4. Joseph begins the testing (vs. 7)
    5. Joseph makes an accusation (vs. 12)
    6. Joseph tests their words, to see if they have truth inside of them (15,16)
    7. Joseph claims he fears God! (Vs 18)
      1. Joseph sets the conditions
      2. Failure means they are liars III.JOSEPH HEARS AND SEES THEIR REPENTANCE (Genesis 42:21-25)
    8. The response of love of brothers and fear of God
    9. Joseph hears their confession
      1. Confessed their guilt about Joseph
      2. Confessed their guilt in blood
    10. Joseph shows them kindness
    11. Jacob is afraid for Benjamin (Genesis 42:35-38)
    12. Reuben expresses his love for his brothers

What about you?

  1. When was the last time you repented?
  2. It is time to repent.
  3. Your life should show the evidence of repentance, love for God, love for others.