In prison, for a crime he didn’t commit, Joseph chose to remain faithful to God. He focused on performing his tasks and duties with diligence and determination. In all that he did, he was successful because God was with him. The warden observed Joseph’s character and actions and determined that he was different than any… Read More »
God allowed Joseph to be the victim of an unfair and false accusation by Potiphar’s wife. The result was that Joseph was placed into prison. Regardless of the manner in which Joseph was treated, both by his brothers and by Potiphar’s wife, he continued to be faithful and obedient to God.
Joseph experienced a series of events that included being thrown into a cistern, sold to a caravan of traders and purchased as a slave by the Captain of the King’s Royal Guard. These events are so much different than being home and loved by his father, Jacob. He chose to be faithful to God and… Read More »
What was Joseph thinking? It had been exciting receiving dreams about the future and sharing them with his family. But, in the space of a short time he was physically dropped into a dry cistern, followed by a discussion among his brothers about killing him. Now his hands are bound and he’s forced to walk… Read More »
As a teenager, for Joseph to receive dreams from God, was exciting. So exciting that he just had to share these dreams with somebody. The closest people were his family. His brothers correctly understood the dreams to mean they would bow and display respect for Joseph. They hated the idea and Joseph for even telling… Read More »
It was easy for Jacob to love Joseph. He was the firstborn son of his beloved Rachel. Perhaps, his love for Joseph kept the memory of Rachel in his mind. But, Joseph was so lovable; he was obedient, polite, and an all-around model child. To show his appreciation, Jacob had a special robe made for… Read More »
Isaac lived forty years after he gave his blessing to Jacob. What was Isaac thinking during these forty years? He couldn’t see and he knew that he had been deceived by his son, Jacob, with the help of his wife, Rebekah. His son Esau had married Hittite women, who were a source of grief to… Read More »
God had a purpose for Jacob and Joseph. With them he would begin to build a nation. A nation that if it would make right choices, would bring glory to God. Jacob wouldn’t always understand God’s ways; but, he never stopped loving Joseph and allowing God to work in Joseph’s life.
Over twenty years passed since Jacob deceived his father and obtained both his blessing and Esau’s birthright. While fleeing from Esau, for his life, Jacob stopped for the night at Bethel. In a dream Jacob was visited by God and received the promise that God would be with him. Over the years Jacob was on… Read More »
Everybody is faced with choices every day. Dinah had a choice: Stay with her family or go visiting the women of Shechem. Did she want to share her faith in God or was she curious about the customs of these people. While we know little about Dinah’s motive, we wonder if her mother, Leah, and… Read More »