Sunday, January 17, 2020
Genesis 39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
There sure are some awesome ‘buts’ in the Bible!
Now the middle-schooler in me sort of grins at that statement; as a follower of Jesus, it stirs up more excitement and anticipation than chuckles.
I rather enjoy finding the ‘buts’ in scripture. Here are a few good ones:
Romans 8:10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Acts 2:24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Proverbs 18:24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.