Summary: No matter what kind of pit you are in, God has a place for you.
GOD HAS A PLACE
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
There is something that I want you to understand tonight, and that is that God has a place for every person , in every situation in this life, and He has a place for you for eternity.
I don’t care what your situation is, whether it be good or bad, happy or sad, gloom or doom, night or day, God has a place for you.
Joseph was a man that went through some trying times in his life.
The Bible tells us that Jacob dwelled in the land where his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
Joseph, his son was seventeen years old and was out feeding the flock with his brethren: and the lad was with the sons of Zil’pah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
Joseph’s dad loved him more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.
Your Bible says that because of that Joseph’s brothers hated him, to the point that they couldn’t speak peaceably to him.
One night Joseph dreamed a dream and told it to them and they hated him after that even more.
Remember, the dream was that they were binding sheaves in the field, and his sheaf arose and stood up. And their sheaves stood round about and made obeisance to his sheaf.
His brothers said, are you going to reign over us? Are you going to have dominion over us? And now they hated him even more because of his dreams, and for his words.
But God had a place for him.
I don’t care what’s happening in your life or what others think about it, God has a place for you.
As if that wasn’t enough, he dreamed another dream and told that in that dream the sun, moon, and the eleven stars made obeisance to him.
Even his father rebuked him because of the dream. His father said does that mean that I and thy mother and your brethren are going to come to you and bow down to the earth?
His dad sent him one day to the to check on his brothers and report back if they were o.k.
The Bible says that a certain man found him wondering around in a field and asked him what he was doing? His reply was that he was looking for his brothers.
The man told him where they went so he set out to go where they were.
When they saw him coming, they conspired against him to slay him.
They decided to kill him, the dreamer as they called him, and put him in a pit and say that some evil beast had killed him, and then see what become of those dreams.