For the restoration of any broken relationship there has to be three elements: - a willingness to forgive the offending party - a willingness to submit to the authority of God. - a willingness to give of oneself or possessions to rebuild the relationship.
These three elements are clearly brought out in this sermon on Genesis 45 with the focus in each point being the attitude of Joseph to forgive, submit and give.
Key life lessons here which we all need to hear on a regular basis.
Often revisited! I have frequently returned to this sermon and its companion sermon-"FORGIVING THOSE WHO REPENT!" when I find myself dwelling in bitterness & unforgiveness. The truths taught always lead my heart back into the condition that desires God's will and restoration and I am freed!