Laws of family relationship were broken on the road to desperate tragedy when Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, falsely accused and imprisoned in a dungeon in Egypt. Through all these trials, Joseph recognized the providence of God and remained faithful to God. Joseph in his heart believed that God ordained this for the good of all. We are all tested on how we will deal with the circumstances of life set before us. When God wants to give great responsibility, it sometimes begins with a great trial. God and Christ promise to never leave us or forsake us even in the depths of a dungeon of despair. What Satan would use to seek to destroy you can become what ultimately saves you, if you respond correctly.
United Church of God Pastor and Chairman of the Council of Elders
Dr. Donald Ward serves as chairman of the Council of Elders. He pastors churches in Texas and Louisiana, and teaches at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.