In Genesis 42 the Lord begins to bring about circumstances which will lead to reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers. In order to bring this about, the brothers must come to a place where they confess their guilty actions toward Joseph to the Lord. This raises a good question for us: what exactly is the role of guilt in the Christian life? As we will see in this passage, the Lord desires to use guilt over sin as a vehicle for extending his grace to us.
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