Breaking the Cycle of Family Dysfunction
One of the remarkable things about the Bible is that there is no attempt to idealize, romanticize or sanitize the lives of individuals filling its pages. People are presented with all their warts, all their inadequacies, and all their failures and foibles. The family of Abraham is a good example. This family history is filled with deceit, trickery, lying, and even attempted murder. But as the story of Joseph, Abraham’s great-grandson, unfolds in the book of Genesis, we see him breaking the cycle of family dysfunction. And how he does that is the same thing required of a believer today: forgiveness.
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