|Short introduction: Joseph’s life (Genesis chapter 37-50)
Joseph’s life is very interesting, bad events that could happen to anyone. But to Joseph, it seems like he experienced it all. But never in the Bible was it ever recorded that he shows any rebellion or bitterness towards these experiences.
Who is this Joseph?
37:3 -> Jacob’s favorite
37:4 -> Hated by his brothers
37:5-11 -> Two dreams (Sheaf and Sun, Moon and Stars)
37:12-27 -> Conspiracy of his brothers
37:28-29 -> Sold to Ishmaelites
37:36 -> Sold to Potiphar
39:4 -> Became an overseer for Potiphar
39:5 -> Temptation of Potiphar’s wife
39:13-19 -> Accused of rape
39:20 -> Arrested and put to jail
40:5-13 -> Dreams (Baker and the Butler)
41:25-36 -> Pharaoh’s dream interpreted
41:37-45 -> Joseph made ruler
In chapter 44
-> Joseph met his brothers
-> Silver cup
In chapter 45
-> Joseph revealed himself
In chapters 46-48
-> Reunited with his family
In chapter 49
-> Prophecy and blessings for his brothers
-> Death of Jacob
In chapter 50
-> Mourning of Joseph
-> Plead to Potiphar to bury Jacob
-> Fear of Joseph’s brothers now that Jacob is dead
-> Death of Joseph
How did Joseph live his life?
- He lived humbly. v19
– Not in position of God to judge.
– He lived how God would want him to live.
– Joseph was humble.
– “Pride goeth before destruction.” (Proverbs 16:18)
– Remember the Tower of Babylon (The people were too proud)
– Jesus took the form of a man to suffer for our sins.
- He lived in God’s will. v20
– He knows that God has a plan and he trusted God’s plan.
– He persevered because he knew that it was God doing the miracle.
– “All things work together for good.” (Romans 8:28)
– Remember the life of Paul
– Jesus’ “Let this cup pass from me, but Thy will be done.”
- He lived kindly. v21
– He never thought of getting even.
– He assured his brothers of his protection.
– He never complained.
– “Be ye kind one to another.” (Ephesians 4:32)
– Jesus being the great Physician