The Wisdom of God

Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
GENESIS 37:17
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The Wisdom of God
In such danger we see the deepest silence of God and the angels. They allow Joseph to rush headlong into the most sorrowful disaster and death itself; they see that the father will be very wretched and afflicted on account of the death of his son, yet they do not hinder the endeavors of the brothers. Let us therefore mutually exhort one another to endurance by the examples of these men, who were like us in the bearing of the cross. . .. For by means of this trial and vexation God will take care that Jacob does not perish of hunger together with his sons, and He will bring it to pass that Egypt is converted to the true knowledge of God and many are gained and won over. . . . Christ says of His saints in the New Testament: "Will not God vindicate His elect, who cry to Him day and night? I tell you, He will vindicate them speedily" (Luke 18:7-8). Oh, that we could believe this! If we could firmly assent to this voice of God's Son and have this spirit which could say with joy, "Let life, body, and goods be taken away and all things be lost, I am sure that God does and permits this by His excellent wisdom," then we would be true Christians and conquerors of the whole world, and that would truly be giving oneself over to the obedience of God and His will.
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