(September 13, 2013)
The thing that strikes me about Section 3 is that Joseph had the Lord's permission to give Martin the manuscript. In my mind, it would seem like the Lord is chastising Joseph for something Joseph was permitted to do. I think this comes down to an improper understanding of the Lord's permission. The Lord will, if we continue to plead with Him, permit us to do things even when those things are counter to our interests. But instead of seeking to bring the Lord around to our way of thinking, we need to bring ourselves to His way of thinking. All the permission in the world won't avoid this simple fact.