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  1. Pedersen’s birthday coincides with one of my all time inspiring Spurgeon devotions from the Old Testament. I share it, that some may find encouragement like I do.

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    “There is corn in Egypt.”
    — Genesis 42:2
    Illustration of Genesis 42:2 — “There is corn in Egypt.”
    Evening Thought

    Famine pinched all the nations, and it seemed inevitable that Jacob and his family should suffer great want; but the God of providence, who never forgets the objects of electing love, had stored a granary for his people by giving the Egyptians warning of the scarcity, and leading them to treasure up the grain of the years of plenty. Little did Jacob expect deliverance from Egypt, but there was the corn in store for him.

    Believer, though all things are apparently against thee, rest assured that God has made a reservation on thy behalf; in the roll of thy griefs there is a saving clause. Somehow he will deliver thee, and somewhere he will provide for thee. The quarter from which thy rescue shall arise may be a very unexpected one, but help will assuredly come in thine extremity, and thou shalt magnify the name of the Lord. If men do not feed thee, ravens shall; and if earth yield not wheat, heaven shall drop with manna. Therefore be of good courage, and rest quietly in the Lord. God can make the sun rise in the west if he pleases, and make the source of distress the channel of delight.

    The corn in Egypt was all in the hands of the beloved Joseph; he opened or closed the granaries at will. And so the riches of providence are all in the absolute power of our Lord Jesus, who will dispense them liberally to his people. Joseph was abundantly ready to succour his own family; and Jesus is unceasing in his faithful care for his brethren.

    Our business is to go after the help which is provided for us: we must not sit still in despondency, but bestir ourselves. Prayer will bear us soon into the presence of our royal Brother: once before his throne we have only to ask and have: his stores are not exhausted; there is corn still: his heart is not hard, he will give the corn to us. Lord, forgive our unbelief, and this evening constrain us to draw largely from thy fulness and receive grace for grace.

    1. TY , Krissy for Spurgeon’s devotional… as I read Spurgeon I try to imagine hearing his voice … at times booming and at other times a soft whisper … I learn so much every time I read Spurgeon

    2. Sorry but this proves the falseness of these writings. Corn originated in the Americas and did not come to Europe much less Egypt until the 1500’s at very earliest. Unless you can prove trans atlantic trade 5,000 years before this book was written after that time.

      1. “And yet, I am unmoved.” Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself, as one of my favorite Jane Austen quotes fits so perfectly for me here! I believe that the Bible is the inspired, unerring Word of God; the one true God.

        I respect your right to your own opinions! I just wish you could know and feel the love of God for you like I do. Knock, and the door shall be opened. Seek and ye shall find. Believe and thou shalt be saved. Take care, VT! Krissy

      2. Wrong, VT. Maize originated in America. “Corn” was a generic name for grain in England, just as “meat” was a generic name for food…or as “coke” is a generic name for soda in the American South.

    1. Isn’t that amazing how God does that? So many times I am in awe at how timely the daily devotionals fit my day. I love that you loved it too, Joyce. Thanks for telling me. Blessings to you, Krissy

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