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FAMILY TIES

"He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. " John 15:5 NKJV.  In Genesis 43, Joseph's brothers were in his house, eating and drinking. But Joseph sat by himself, and they sat by themselves. We can't let this slip by us, that his brothers were rejoicing in Joseph's presence without being restored fully, without really knowing him and certainly without revelation of love & grace! There is a further step they had to take before a full revelation of love could be given. We see this in Psalm 51 "Going through the motions doesn't please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don't for a moment escape God's notice." verses 16-17 (The Message). His brothers had acknowledged their sin, but they were not broken completely...not at the end of their bitterness and self-reliance, so that Joseph could reveal his…