After Joseph and his brothers passed away, a new ruler came over Egypt who didn’t know about the children of Israel.  And so he said, “Come let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply and  . . .join our enemies and fight against us, and so go up out of the land.”  (Exodus 1:10)  So he set taskmasters over them to afflict them.  But, still the children of Israel flourished.

Jesus, we thank You for Your wisdom today, through which affliction and oppression only serve to grow us and Your Kingdom.

Here’s a simple poem to encourage us to trust in the wisdom of Jesus during tough times.


There is a wisdom
that seeks its own
wise in the eyes
of those who hold it,
unlike the wisdom
born of Christ
that we can’t find in the mind
of mortal man.

“But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew.”  Exodus 1:12

Published in: on June 2, 2010 at 5:33 am  Comments (10)  
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  1. Dear Deb,
    As always, very good point. I have always thought, without adversity there is no opportunity for a miracle. Our world has determined that when things are going smoothly, God is not needed. God Bless

  2. Deb,

    Oh yes…the plan and purpose of God over His people cannot be thwarted by evil nor affliction. What a revelation. Lord…increase us even in affliction! Amen.

    Thank you…I needed this reminder!

    Love and hugs,


  3. Deb, I am thankful that in the useless wisdom that he possesses, Satan has not figured out that affliction and adversity serve to strengthen and grow God’s people and cause them to rely on Him alone. Peace, Linda

  4. Deb,

    What a great revelation..Adversity and affliction helps us grow more in Him..Thank you for those simple words…packed with great meaning..


  5. I love when He shows Himself strong to all the world! 🙂 Blessings for your day!

  6. It’s one of those mysteries, isn’t it? Thinking of the house churches in Asia, which under great oppression, yet grow more and more. 🙂 Praying for us to grow too, even more despite afflictions! love, deb

  7. Amen Linda! 🙂

  8. Sometimes it’s hard to see it at the time . . .but a comfort to know! God bless you!

  9. i love the lines about wisdom. I will go reflect now 🙂

  10. I need to reflect on them too . . .and I wrote them. ! ha! God bless you!

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