A Study of Joseph – Forgiveness before Restoration

God is the ultimate healer as we saw in our last post. After years of trials and tribulations, God delivered Joseph from his afflictions and allowed him to be placed over all of Egypt. Along with that, Joseph was given a new bride and shortly after that, was blessed with two sons. Egypt was soon … Continue reading A Study of Joseph – Forgiveness before Restoration

A Study of Joseph – parallels of Jesus and Joseph

I know the last post was a bit lengthy so I will try and keep this a bit shorter. Here are some more comparisons between Joseph's and Jesus' lives. The first is the exaltation of the two. For Joseph, enslaved, then imprisoned for false charges brought against him had to endure a heavy price by … Continue reading A Study of Joseph – parallels of Jesus and Joseph

A Study of Joseph – Steadfast and Strong

As the scene shifts to Egypt, things look extremely bleak for Joseph. Sold into slavery and now being taken into a foreign land, Joseph's future isn't looking to bright. I would encourage you to read Genesis 39 and as you do, notice that in every trial that comes to Joseph, he stays steadfast and strong … Continue reading A Study of Joseph – Steadfast and Strong

A Study of Joseph – Joseph/Jesus Parallels

I thought it might be good to look at a couple of parallels between the lives of Jesus and Joseph.  Joseph's life is a foreshadowing of the one true Messiah that was to come later. Joseph was a servant of God, maybe not by his choice, but a servant none the less.  Jesus was the … Continue reading A Study of Joseph – Joseph/Jesus Parallels

A Study of Joseph – Follow Up to Meant for Evil

In looking again at my post Meant for Evil, I felt compelled to make a couple more observations. Again, this passage of scripture is Genesis 37:12-36. Principles 1. It's important to be in touch with our children's feelings. 2. We must not allow self-obsession to cause us to put our children on a performance standard. … Continue reading A Study of Joseph – Follow Up to Meant for Evil