The life of Joseph is a classic Old Testament illustration of the biblical principle that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28). We can rest assured that God allows the trials of life to teach us things we would not otherwise learn. The believer’s life is a probation, not a picnic. During trials, we need to learn to trust God and keep in mind that God’s overall purpose is to conform us into the image of Christ Jesus, His Son (Rom. 8:29).
About the Author
W. Ross Rainey was born in Brooklyn, NY, converted at age eight, and is a graduate of Stetson University and Dallas Theological Seminary. Commended to the Lord’s work in North America in 1954, he has over the years been involved in evangelism, Bible teaching, conferences and pastoral ministry. He has also served as a visiting instructor at Emmaus Bible School in Oak Park, IL, and Kawartha Lakes Bible School in Peterborough, ON, as well as having edited “Food for the Flock” magazine for 15 years.
In 1970 Ross moved with his wife Lillian and their three children from St. Louis, MO, to Plymouth, MI, and is currently involved in an itinerant Bible teaching ministry both the United States and Canada.