How should we interact with the sovereignty of God? Trusting that God is in control does not come naturally; it’s a learned behavior built on experience. The life of Joseph exemplifies this. In this story about Joseph’s brothers visiting Egypt, we learn that when we take our lives into our own hands, relying on our own ways, we will pay a price. There are consequences for rejecting God’s sovereignty: we can choose to trust in God or live in fear; we can confess our sins or pay their price; and we can receive God’s provision or take our chances.


Genesis 42