In today’s Bible Reading, we read about Joseph. Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him. They thought, “Maybe we should kill Joseph.” Instead, the brothers sold Joseph as a slave.
Joseph’s brothers did awful things to him, but Joseph forgave them. Joseph did not try to get revenge. He didn’t plan to hurt his brothers. In Genesis 50:20 we read that Joseph told his brothers, “It is true that you planned to do something bad to me. But really, God was planning good things. God’s plan was to use me to save the lives of many people. And that is what happened!”
Sometimes a person will do something bad to us. Then we are tempted to hurt them. But God does not want us to hurt other people. Getting revenge only fills our heart and mind with bitterness, anger and hate. Like Joseph, we should love the person who has hurt us.
I hope you will be like Joseph today and forgive people who have hurt you.