Joesph is a picture of Jesus Christ in the following ways:
They were both:
Beloved sons (Gen 37:3; Matthew 3:13)
Hated (Gen 37:4; John 15:4)
Rejected as rulers (Gen 37:8; Lk 19:14)
Conspired against (Gen 37:18; Matt 27:1)
Sold for silver (Gen 37:28; Matt 26:15)
Over-comers of temptation (Gen 39:7-12; Heb 4:15)
Given great power (Gen 41:42-44; Matt 28:18)
In spite of the favor that Jacob showed Joesph, there can be no justification for the action taken by Joesph's brothers. It was sin caused by ency. Instead of being grateful for Joesph who brought them food, they were overcome with jealousy and even thought of killing him (Gen 37:18-20).
The Apostle James says, "where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every eveil practice (Ja 3:16 - NIV)
Peter admonishes us to put away 'all malice and all deceit,…Continue
The Life of Joesph is an amazing story of God's grace! No story is the Bible is a better example of God keeping His promise that 'all things work together for good to them that love God.' This is God's promise that out of things that are not good in themselves He will bring about that which is good, not only for the ministers of God's grace but also for those to whom they minister.
Joesph was sold into slavery and imprisoned, but God used these adversities as stepping stones into his…Continue