(By Dr. Art Wilson, August 1988)
“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it” (Psalms 127:1). Without a doubt, God wanted just such a church. Draw your own conclusions from the facts here set forth.
I was a Colorado-born and raised, young man. My ministry grew swiftly after preaching my first two sermons, back to back. The first was on a street meeting at the corner of 18th and Larimer Streets in Denver, the second, in the Denver Rescue Mission, just a half block
Thank you Jim. I appreciate your thoughts. It was a blessing in my heart already in preparing the devotion.
In this particular passage, as Joseph thought about the toils and afflictions that he went through, he naturally believed that it was God who brought about the fruit in his life. Joseph, as was Christ, among the other fruits of the Spirit previous mentioned, had inward peace, longsuffering, and temperance in their lives.
Now, God, through prosperity, and then through adversity,
An excellent devotion Bro. Alan. All that you brought out regarding fruit in the life of Joseph rings true. I have heard and taught on the life of Joseph and especially on Joseph as a type of Christ, but had never considered the fruits he bore as such.
Thank you for a wonderful blessing in posting this devotion.
It is my hope that the Lord is using the series devotions on the life of Joseph in Egypt to encourage and strengthen your walk with the Lord.
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