Joseph – A Man of Order

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Joseph knew WHO he was because he knew WHOSE he was.

What we know about Joseph, namely his marriage to Mary and his raising Jesus, are both given to him by God. However, God’s first words to Joseph through the angel remind him of his identity. “Joseph, SON of David, do not fear…” (Matthew 1:20) Joseph was a man who lived in the ORDER and FREEDOM of “relationship, identity, mission.” His identity was determined by God and God alone, whereas, most men live in the DISORDER and CAPTIVITY of “mission, identity, relationship” and their identity is determined by “what they do.” Within this paradigm, most men see their relationship with God as determined not by God, but by who they think they are and what they think they deserve.

IMAGINE if you REORDERED your life so that you lived more like Joseph and let your identity flow from God alone. Would you want that?

📖 READ Isaiah 43:1-7 slowly. Read it a few times. How does knowing how much your Father loves his sons and daughters give you confidence to live the life He leads you in? Next time you feel anxious, remember, like Joseph, WHOSE son you are.

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