And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me. And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again. And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave
Today’s Morsel: Do you ever feel as though there are a lot of things against you? Have you been doing a lot of soul searching lately trying to find out why the things that are coming against you are taking place the way they are? Does it seem like your joy and morale is being stripped of you? If so, then chances are there is an enemy counter attack coming against you. A counterattack is a re-attack by the enemy against you. Once we get the victory, we can’t let our guard down. We must be on the alert to ensure the enemy doesn’t return and get the victory over us again. Just because you are on the mountain top does not mean that the enemy cannot reach you with his long range artillery. It may be coming through someone or somthing else, but it may be the enemy of your soul launching the attack. Jacob had lost Joseph his much beloved son and Simeon, and now they were asking for Benjamin. Benjamin was Jacob’s last son in his old age by Rachel, his love; the woman he had worked for many years to obtain. Benjamin represents your last bit of hope of retain some identity of what you’ve worked so hard to obtain. When people start to exit the church doors, or the kids start backsliding, or divorce rates start to climb, it can knock the wind right out of your sails as this represents Benjamin. It was okay for Jacob to lose one or two sons while in the process, but now to lose his final bit of hope was something a little bit too hard for him to swallow. Jacob felt that all these things were against him and he was not about to let it go. What about you? Are you willing to let go of your last bit of hope not knowing what may come next? Well, let me encourage you today, trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. If you feel a release from God to let it go, then let it go, as God is better than 10 sons. But if you don't feel that release from God, hold fast!
Sing: I know the Lord will make a way for you, I know that Lord will make a way for you. If we live a holy life, shun the wrong and do the right, I know that Lord will make a way for you.