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The Story of Joseph...
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By James Pemberton
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The Story of Joseph…


I’m sure that you remember the Bible story

Of Joseph… Who lost his “honor and glory.”


This one, who was betrayed by his brothers.

And be tempted into the arms of another…


Having been thrown into prison, and “cast out.”

He still knew what his God was all about.


He never once forgot the day or the hour!

Years later, he was released and then put into power!


The same ones who betrayed him, later returned..,

Joseph treated them with love and concern.


He could’ve remembered the hurt he endured.

He had his reasons to.  That’s for sure!


Instead, he forgave what his brothers did!

And expressed the Godly way to forgive!


He spoke kindness in what he had to say.

God began to use him in a mighty way!


There’s a lesson, for us all to be sough..t.

We should be forgiving,

 as our Lord taught.


No matter what happened, or whatever the situation...

We need to forgive, even if there’s no explanation.


If we can’t forgive…  How can we be forgiven?

We need to be Christ’ example

 in how we’re livin’!


If we can forgive, like Joseph did,

 than God can use us!

If we won’t forgive…

 Do we want him to refuse us?


The power to forgive is your key to Godly success…

Then, as Joseph was, will you

 be greatly blessed!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2012 


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Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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