We often talk about Israel’s slavery in Egypt. Can it be said that what Joseph sowed, he reaped for Israel? For Pharaoh he reduced all Egypt to slaves in their own land for food.
What might have reduced you to a shadow of yourself?
What position are you now that you are exerting authority to reduce others to a shadow of themselves? What role are you playing in the lives of others?
What you sow you will reap friends? It’s the law of creation! What you are sowing now your generation unborn will feel the ripple effect of it! Repent!
Repent now and restitute. It is never too late. Israel ended up being slaves for much longer than the Egyptian were slaves in their own land.
Joseph didn’t have to buy the Egyptian land, he could have given them seed to sow and rightly get a fifth of the produce, but he waited until the people in desperation sold themselves and land for food.
“Power corrupt, absolute power corrupt absolutely”
Only genuine love of God will prevent you from taking advantage of people in their misfortune.
Genesis 47:20 So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s, 21 and Joseph reduced the people to servitude, from one end of Egypt to the other.
We need to learn to conduct and execute our affairs, wedge given authority with tact, fairness, diplomacy, and most especially love.
The Lord is a God of fairness and justice. He always repays!