Do Not Blame God (Gen 42:26-38)
Joseph’s brothers were afraid when they found the money they paid for the grain back in their sacks. They responded with, “What is this that God hath done unto us?” (Gen 42:28) implying that they blamed God for it.
Do we blame God when something bad happens to us? Or when we
do not get what we want? Or when we lose a loved one? Or when we lose
“Why me?” some may ask when in adverse situations. Our pride may cause us to blame God as we think we deserve better. Have you blamed God for your suffering during this pandemic?2. We must guard against blaming God
3. Fear can cause us to blame God
When Joseph’s brothers were afraid of the situation, they blamed God for their predicament.4. A lack of faith can cause us to blame God
Joseph’s brothers lack of trust and poor spiritual condition led them to blame God. In Genesis 50:20, we can contrast Joseph’s view of events with that of his brothers. Joseph was able to see the hand of God, but his brothers could not.
We must not interpret God’s design and plan with our finite mind. God’s ways are higher than our ways. Know that God’s way is perfect. Do not doubt or question God as it will cause us to stray away from Him. Learn to see the hand of God in all things as Joseph did. Make sure we are right with God. Do not blame God.