The picture of repentance.

Series: Resilient | Week 5: Put It All on the Line

Genesis 44:32-34
“My lord, I guaranteed to my father that I would take care of the boy. I told him, ‘If I don’t bring him back to you, I will bear the blame forever. So please, my lord, let me stay here as a slave instead of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers. For how can I return to my father if the boy is not with me? I couldn’t bear to see the anguish this would cause my father!’”

What a response from Judah as Benjamin faces the prospect of slavery! Judah, whose idea it was to sell Joseph into slavery 20 years ago, is now willing to pay the full price for Benjamin and take his place as a slave. Not only has God done a work in Joseph’s life, He has clearly done a work in Judah’s heart as well.

Respond in Prayer
If you’ve ever wondered what it means to follow Jesus, it looks like what Judah just did here. His life is the picture of repentance – walking in one direction and turning and walking in the complete opposite direction. Have you been changed by the grace of God? Reach out to us at if you want to talk with someone about what it means to turn from a life lived for self to a life lived for God. As a follower of Christ, thank Him for His grace in your life and for the change He brings about through the power of the Holy Spirit in you!

For Families with Kids at Home
Have your kids made a decision to trust and follow Jesus? Our Kids Ministry team put together an amazing video to help explain the gospel to your kids. Check it out here.  

Today, pray for your kids that they would come to know and trust Jesus and follow him with their lives, and that when they sin, they would repent and turn to Jesus.