‘’ Forgiving’’
By: Lynne Conley

Scripture Text: ‘’Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please, come near me,” and they came near. “I am Joseph, your brother,” he said, “the one you sold into Egypt.  And now don’t be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life’’. (Genesis 45:4, 5 KJV)

The human body has a lot of pressure points. The pressure point location is where an artery passes over a bone near the surface of the skin. The sighting of the pressure points is a very tender area(s).There are twenty-two principal pressure points, the pressure points are used in first-aid to stop bleeding. When the applied pressure directly on the injury, with a towel or a bandage, it can help save someone’s life until medical attention is provided for the hurt person(s).In ancient times the Chinese use Acupuncture for medicine. They insert stainless steel needles into various parts of the body. The needles are set at the right place of the pain to help the person(s), to cure their diseases, relieve the pain the person that is experiencing. Acupuncture is still practiced today to help in a lot of areas of health to the human body. Such as chronic pain such as back pain, migraines, injury-related pain. Jacob’s sons were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin. ,’’ And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him’’ (Genesis 37:4 KJV) Joseph went through a lot of humiliation by his own brothers. The definition for humiliation is: to reduce to a lower position in one’s own eyes or others’ eyes (Merriam-Webster) His brothers conspired to hurt him, but Reuben was the brother who tried to plead with the other brothers not to kill Joseph, and he tries to rescue him. Reuben being the eldest son, he felt the responsibility to help his brother Joseph. Reuben becomes very aggravated and irritated that the other brothers sold him into slavery. The brothers sold him to an Ishmaelite for twenty pieces of silver. Oh how awful, He had to feel his brothers hated and despised they had toward him. Joseph felt that things were going against him; he didn’t know exactly what God was going to do for him. They all lived in the land of the Goshen with Pharaoh’s blessing. How many of us have a heart to forgive like Joseph did? He had a true forgiving heart.  We all have said things that we shouldn’t have. Our words are like a dart into someone else’s heart. None of us can control the smallest member of our bodies. We can bless someone or curse someone with our words. Our words will never die.  We all have been around people that are so unkind. They don’t care whose life they may damage. It’s not up to me or you to be their judge. We have only one judge, and one day the book will be opened, and everything we have said or done will be in that book. The Lord is good, his blessings endures forever. He wants to be our God of everything, so let’s put all we have in serving Him. Stay Strong!

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