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Dr. Eric Tangumonkem, Author, Inspiration Speaker
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Sep 1
All things work together for our good
Bad things happen to good people and at times we wonder why because it does not make sense. However, Joseph had an entirely different perspective as the following scriptures reveal:
And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am…
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Aug 30
Change yourself, not others
Apart from the incident of Joseph telling his brothers about their misdeeds, there is nowhere that he tried to change other people. The dreams he had were about him and his future, although his brothers were mentioned in them, he did not make the dreams about them. In Egypt, when…
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Aug 23
The shortcut to prominence is by solving problems
Joseph did not become number two in Egypt because somebody pitied him or advocated for him to be given that job. Remember that the Egyptians detested the Hebrews and they would not even eat with them. This is discrimination at its worst. …
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Jul 23
Your gift will bring you before kings
Do you see a man who excels in his work?
He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before unknown men. Proverbs 22:29
Joseph had a gift to interpret dreams and he used it while in prison. In addition to being a dream interpreter, Joseph was a skilled…
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Jul 22
Making the most with what you have
Your gift will make a way for you no matter what your circumstances are or what other people think about you or do to you. Therefore, it is more important to find out what your gift is and start using it, instead of complaining about your circumstances. …
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Jul 21
Understanding the bigger picture
The first lesson we can learn from the life of Josep is the fear of God. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and to fear good is to hate evil. Without a healthy fear of God, it is impossible to defeat evil. …
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Jul 21
Living above your circumstances
Joseph was enslaved, but his spirit was free because he refused to obey the dictates of the wife of his owner. Although one would have expected Joseph to comply because he was owned and had no right to say no, he understood who the true master was.
The person…
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Jul 19
Forgiveness
I already mentioned that all have sinned and need forgiveness. Joseph understood this, and it helped him to see beyond his brother’s egregious offense.
What this brother did was despicable, but it was not beyond forgiveness.
Consider what Jesus Christ taught us about forgiving one another. His disciples had…
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Jul 15
The case of Joseph and his brothers and racism
Then, the unthinkable happened. Joseph’s brothers showed up hungry and desperate for food. There was a famine in the land, and they needed it for their families, and Joesph was in charge of selling food. Was this the right time to punish his brothers for all they had done to…
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Jul 15
The case of Joseph and Racism
What happened to Joseph, the 11th son of Jacob was despicable, unacceptable, and troubling because it was conceived and executed by his own brothers. If some stranger had done it, one would have had some understanding. …
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