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It is F.B. Meyer's goal to encourage us to see that it is God who was the source of greatness for each. These were ordinary men who lived lives of extraordinary faith and dependence upon God. You will find encouragement and empathy in the depictions of these legendary men. In them we see clearly the growth in faith and the temperance of time that were gifts from a loving, nurturing Father--the very same one who loves and nurtures us. What an incredible story! When we turn to the life of Joseph in Genesis, we encounter one of the most unique men in all of Scripture. To the casual reader the story of Joseph's wrongs, and of his rise from the pit to regal power, is simply interesting, as an old world story must ever be, for is archaic simplicity and the insight into the past which it affords. But to the man on whose heart the cross is carved in loving memory, there is a far deeper interest. It is Calvary in miniature.
JOSEPH EXALTED THROUGH TRIALS WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STORY When we turn to the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis, we encounter one of the most unique men in all of Scripture. For the story of Joseph is the story of Calvary in miniature.In Joseph: Exalted through Trials, F.B.Meyer sketches a biographical portrait of Joseph that is reminiscent of the story of our Savior, Jesus Christ. With a conscious intention of breaking down the artificial walls of time and prestige, Meyer introduces us to the real man behind the mystique. He portrays Joseph as completely human-with the temptations and frailty common to all of us. Meyers' portrait of Joseph shows us an ordinary man faced with a multitude of pressures and trials, any one of which could have caused him to give up hope and turn away from God. Yet Joseph has a solid foundation of knowing right from wrong, and he had developed a personal relationship with God that gave him the power to make the right choices.Joseph desired to be used of God, and therefore saw God's gracious provision and blessing though his life. After reading Joseph, Exalted through Trials, you should have a little doubt that God can use testing and trials to empower us. You will also discover that Joseph was an ordinary man who lived and extraordinary life of faith and dependence upon God-for it is God who is the source of greatness in Joseph and in each of us.
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