Today’s App Message

Genesis 45:4-5

Question

As part of the tests of life, we sometimes find ourselves in situations where another person’s actions are hurtful or offensive.
When this occurs, how can you be prepared to react as Joseph did toward his brothers?

Scripture

4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Genesis 45:4-5

Quote

[O]ne deeply admires those wronged who, nevertheless, go on doing that which is right, refusing to become offended or bitter. Let others charge God foolishly; these faithful souls are magnanimous and forgiving, as was a generous Joseph in Egypt to his erring brothers: “Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.” Such Saints fashion forgiveness where others would revel in resentment!

Elder Neal A. Maxwell

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