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Exodus 3:4 ” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And Moses said, ‘Here I am.’ “

“Here am I.”  It’s a well used statement made by many great people of the Bible when called by God.  In Genesis 31:11 when God summoned Jacob, he answered, “Here am I.” and so did Abraham in Genesis 22:1.    In I Samuel 3:4 the young Samuel answered God’s voice with, “Here am I.”  And when Isaiah was being commissioned, he also replied to God’s call with, “Here am I.”   There’s so much meaning within those three little words.  It says, “It doesn’t matter what You have for me to do, great or menial, I’m happy to serve You Lord.”  It also says, ” I desire to do Your Will Lord, not what I want.”  Three little words of submission that force us to set aside ourselves, pick up our Cross, and follow Him.

Genesis 50:15 ” When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, ‘What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?’ “

The brothers of Joseph had acted very abusively towards him… none of them denying the brutality he had been put through.  So now that their father, Jacob, was dead, the brothers were fearing the worst…that Joseph would  repay them for what they rightfully deserved.  And Joseph  could of easily put them to shame for all the wrongs they had done to him…but he chose not to.  To take the moral high road, to not repay evil with evil, to bless rather than curse can be a true testament of your faith.  For it shows to everyone that you’re a victor and not a victim.