Grudge, guilt and grace and the sovereignty of God.

Joseph’s brothers felt that at their Fathers death Joseph would exact revenge for all that was done to him by his brothers, but he saw the bigger picture as is told in verse 20.

A parallel seen in Christ’s death where Christ was cruelly crucified, but God intended it for good (our salvation) and through his death we were given the free gift of eternal life. He bore no grudges either when he said “Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing” but extended his outrageous grace towards us instead.