Heavenly Father, thank You for Joseph whose story is so familiar to us. As I reflect on the coat that Israel bestowed on Joseph and the privilege and status it inferred, I am reminded of the astonishing privilege and status You have bestowed on me. Thank You that I am Your child and that You loved me so much, You sent Your beloved Son to die so that I might live. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for telling us in Your Word that "the tongue has the power of life or death." Give me wisdom to know when to speak the truth in love and to know when to keep quiet about a matter. May I ever live to lift Jesus up in all I say, and do, and think, and act. In Jesus' name, AMEN.