A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY (Especially for single Christian ladies)

June 8, 2015

Who was God’s choice to be the earthly father of Jesus and the husband of His mother? It was Joseph! So it would be a logical conclusion that Almighty God would have chosen, indeed handmade, the very best for them, right?

So what is so special about Joseph? What were his character traits?

Let’s look at Matthew 2:13-15 “ Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”
 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt,  and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

We can gather much about Joseph from this tiny portion of scripture…..

1. PROTECTOR He had great protective instincts and understood his place in this.

2. OBEDIENT TO GOD He did exactly what God said. No debates or questions.

3. CLOSE TO GOD He definitely had a relationship with God and was close enough with Him to recognize His voice.

4. FEARED GOD MORE THAN MAN We see earlier in Matthew 1:20, that when Mary was found pregnant without having been with a man. He listened to God and took the heat I am sure the community “gossipers” put out.

5. COURAGE Goes along with fearing God much more than man. He trusted God.

6. PATIENT AND WISE Joseph waited until Herods death before bringing his family back to Israel, and even then, he sought the Lord at every step.

So often we are not taught to look for character traits when looking for “the one”.

So what should you do while waiting for your Joseph? BECOME LIKE MARY!! Haha Study that one out…..humble, pure, obedient to God, loving God….
Good things to look at…. Just a thought.

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