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When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,

– Matthew 2:13-14 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org, Author of Making Sense of the Bible

According to Scripture the only way that Joseph heard God was through dreams. In his first dream, God told Joseph to take Mary—who was pregnant—as his bride. Joseph’s obedience to the first dream positioned him to obey later dreams that would save their lives. It seems that our response to God’s promptings today set the stage for how much God can entrust to us in the future.

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