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God Loves You

Girls and boys in many countries are studying these same lessons. So are many of their parents and older brothers and sisters. Why? Because they all like to read about these great men and women who lived long ago. And because it is fun to do the things that you are asked to do in each lesson. Most of all you will like these lessons because of what you will learn about God.

God Loves You | Lesson 13

God Will Be With You

Learn this about God:

Some people try to hurt those who love God. God will be with you wherever you are. God will work everything out for your good. God will help you forgive those who hurt you.

These words are from the Bible. Read them aloud 5 times.

Joseph’s master . . . put him in the prison. . . . But the Lord was with Joseph. Genesis 39:2021

Joseph said . . . “You planned evil against me, but God planned it for good.” Genesis 50:1920 (BV)

To do as you read and study this lesson

Ask God to help you understand what you are reading. Think about the meaning of each underlined sentence.

Joseph’s brothers try to hurt him.

Joseph was one of Jacob’s twelve sons. Jacob loved Joseph. He gave Joseph a beautiful coat. This made his brothers jealous. They hated Joseph.

God loved Joseph and talked with him. God showed Joseph in dreams that he would be a great ruler. Joseph believed what God told him. He told his dreams to his brothers. This made the brothers hate Joseph more.

Joseph’s brothers planned to kill him. They put him in a pit. They sold him as a slave instead. Then they made Jacob believe that a wild beast had killed Joseph.

God is with Joseph.

The men who bought Joseph took him far away. They sold him as a slave to Potiphar. But God was with Joseph in Potiphar’s house. God helped him do all his work just right. God was pleased with Joseph. So was Potiphar.

Potiphar’s wife tried to make Joseph sin. Joseph would not sin. He loved God. Potiphar’s wife told lies about Joseph. Potiphar put Joseph in jail. But God was still with Joseph.

God works everything out for good.

One day the king sent for Joseph. God had spoken to the king in a dream. But the king did not understand what it meant. God told Joseph what the dream meant. There would be seven years of good crops, then seven years of hunger—no crops. Joseph told the king what the dream meant.

The king made Joseph governor. The seven years of plenty came. Joseph stored up the extra food. The seven years of hunger came. People came to Joseph for food. God helped Joseph save many lives.

God helps Joseph forgive his brothers.

Joseph’s brothers came for food. God had helped Joseph forgive the bad things they had done to him. Joseph gave them food and a good place to live. He loved them. God worked everything out for good. Whatever happens to you, keep on loving God and praying to Him. Forgive the people who hurt you. God will work everything out for you. 57

You have learned many things in these lessons.

  • You have learned how God loves you.
  • You have learned that God is great and good.
  • God made you and wants you to be His child.
  • God is good and wants His children to be good.
  • God wants you to be kind to other people.
  • God sent His Lamb, Jesus, to die for your sins.
  • God wants to forgive you and bless you.
  • God wants you to live in heaven with Him.
  • God will take care of you anywhere.
  • God wants you to pray to Him and not to other gods.
  • God wants you to follow Him.
  • God always tells the truth.
  • If you love God and obey Him, He will make everything come out all right.
  • May God bless you as you walk and talk with Him each day.


I know that You speak to me, God, through the Bible. You took care of Joseph. You blessed Abraham. You walked and You talked with Adam and Noah. You love me. You’re with me wherever I am. You’ve forgiven my sins like You once did for Jacob. Like Isaac, I’m saved by the death of Your Lamb. You’ll take me, like Enoch, to live up in heaven. I’m your child. I will love You wherever I am.

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