I’ve been wanting to a write on this topic, but she says it so well I’ll just share her post!
Joseph, favorite son of Jacob, was sold into slavery by his own brothers. The motive? That boy was daddy’s favorite, and they were jealous. Murderously jealous. In fact, if a tribe of Ishmaelites hadn’t shown up at just the right time, the original plan was to kill the boy, their brother, the favorite son of their father.
It’s really a sad story. I can’t imagine being so totally rejected by my own brothers and sister. It would be heartbreaking.
But this story has a truly remarkable ending. Joseph is raised up among the Egyptians. He becomes the number two guy in all of Egypt and prevents the people from starving during a severe, seven-year famine.
He also finds himself in a position to make an important choice.
When Joseph’s brothers who sold him into slavery appear before him wanting to purchase food for their families, he could have repaid their evil…
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