Genesis 37:12-14 And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem. And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I. And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again.
Most of us are familiar with the account of Joseph and his brothers. His father loved him specially causing his brothers to despise him. Joseph’s brothers were notorious and were always getting into mischief. Being a goody-two-shoe, Joseph often reported them to his dad which made his brothers hate him even more. But beloved, as bad and notorious as Joseph’s brothers were, while they were in Shechem feeding their flock, their father was still interested in their well-being. He therefore sent Joseph to go to Shechem to see if it was well with them.
Friends, God knows you are in Shechem. Believe it or not but He knows EXACTLY where the shoe pinches in your life no matter how much you put on a “good show”. Be careful for NOTHING; but in EVERY thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Phil. 4:6). Take a look at the fowls of the air: they do not sow, reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they? (Matthew 6:29). Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Matthew 6:29).
If God can clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (Matthew 6:30). Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? She may even forget, but God will not forget you (Isaiah 49:15). God has engraved you in the palm of his hands (Isaiah 49:16). The very hairs on your head are numbered by Him (Matthew 10:30).
Friends, sit back, chill out and RELAX because God knows you are in Shechem!!! We do not serve a high priest who isn’t touched by our infirmities. Trust me when I say this: Man may not but God can see beyond the pretty make up and designer clothes. Beloved, HE FEELS YOUR SECRET PAIN. He knows about the ugly situations and circumstances that you “grin and bear”. He knows what is not allowing you to eat your food with joy. Therefore take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, how shall we be clothed? For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things (Matthew 6:31). But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
While Joseph’s notorious brothers were in Shechem, their father Jacob was still interested in their well-being! If you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your father in heaven give good things to you (Matthew 7:11)?
I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that God would perfect ALL that concerns you! He will not forsake the work of his hands. So chill out and relax, friends, God knows you are in Shechem! Remain blessed in Jesus’ name. Wishing you a great week ahead FULL of mighty testimonies!
Song: There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus. No not one, no not one! Jesus knows all about our sorrows. He will guide till the end of time. There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus. No not one, no not one!