Genesis 50:15 15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
Following the death of their father, the brothers of Joseph once again were afraid that Joseph would seek vengeance for all the wrong they did to him. They came meekly before him and ask for forgiveness once again.
The words of Joseph must have been such a comfort to them as he kindly told them to not be afraid, to see the good God brought out of their sin, and to know that he only intended to do good to them.
This reminds me of the forgiveness Christ has for us. He forgives us when we repent and believe on Him. Yet at times, we are reminded of just how wrong we have been. We feel condemned. We think that maybe we are not really forgiveness.
Yet every time we come back to God’s Word, we are reminded that, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 8:1). John 5:24 says, “He that heareth my word and believe on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation…”
If we have come to Christ, there is no need to fear. His mercies are new every morning. All our sins are forgiven and forgotten by God. They are under the blood. What comfort and peace this brings us as we face a new day – NO CONDEMNATION!