In Genesis 37:26 it is Judah's suggestion that they sell Joseph as a slave... now it's interesting to see in Genesis 44:22 that it is Judah that is pleading with Joseph (he doesn't yet know it is Joseph) for the life and freedom of his brother Benjamin. He's willing EVEN to take Benjamin's place and be a slave forever, just so that Benjamin can return home to his father. What a contrast and what a change in heart has occurred over the years since he was willing to sell Joseph as a slave.
Ellen White writes: "Joseph was satisfied. He had seen in his brothers the fruits of true repentance." And at this he asked all the Egyptians to leave that he might disclose himself to his brothers.
This begs me to ask the question, "What are the true fruits of repentance? If you are truly sorry you've wronged someone, might you go from being an accuser to an intercessor on their behalf?"
Deep thoughts to ponder!
Tomorrow's reading: Gen. 45-46 and Matthew 16