Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lessons From Within The Pit Of Betrayal

Last week I did a 3-part posting on the sources of jealousy that motivated Joseph's brothers to assault him, throw him in a pit, sell him into slavery, and then convince his dad that he had been killed by a wild animal. If you didn't read these postings, you may want to go back and take a look at them on my January 19th, 20th and 21st postings.

As I have studied the story of Joseph in depth over the last several months I have learned many other lessons which are extremely valuable. This is important because most all of us will experience a form of betrayal at some point in our lives and few wounds go deeper than those that are caused by betrayal.

So beginning today at my other blog entitled "Hope For Hurting Pastors" I will take the next couple of weeks to post about these lessons that we can learn about betrayal from the Old Testament story of Joseph. These postings will cover the following:

What two-word question should we ask God when we find ourselves in the pit of betrayal?

When you come across someone in the pit of betrayal are you more of a "ladder" or an "adder"?

How far do the affects of betrayal really reach?

What are the three ways that betrayal can be turned into blessing?

What is the one key to moving forward after experiencing the pit of betrayal?

We will answer these questions and more starting today at "Hope For Hurting Pastors". I will make a new posting at that site each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I will also continue to make a new post each week day on a variety of subjects here at "Folks, Listen." So be sure to spend time at both sites. If you know of someone who has experienced the pit of betrayal, be sure to let them know about this new series at "Hope For Hurting Pastors" which can be found at the link given below:

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