What did God promise Joseph?
“And I will make him great in mine eyes, for he shall do my work; and he shall be great like unto him whom I have said I would raise up unto you, to deliver my people, O house of Israel, out of the land of Egypt; for a seer will I raise up to deliver my people out of the land of Egypt; and he shall be called Moses.
Why did God allow Joseph to suffer?
Joseph put it this way: “You (brothers of mine) meant to harm me, BUT GOD intended it for a good purpose, so He could preserve the lives of many people…” (Genesis 50:20).
What is the message of the story of Joseph?
Chapter six concludes that each of these motifs is a key concern of the Joseph Story but none by itself adequately articulates the story’s theme. It is the ecology of these motifs that enunciates the theme: God’s providential work with and through Jacob’s dysfunctional family, preserving it and blessing others.
Why did God speak to Joseph in a dream?
But in a dream, an angel appeared to Joseph and told him to trust Mary. The angel also told Joseph that the child should be called Jesus. Having a vision in a dream from God was a sign of God’s approval, so this would have made Joseph pay attention and do what the angel had said!
Why was Joseph sold by his brothers?
Joseph was one of Jacob’s 12 sons. His father loved him more than any of the others and gave him a coloured cloak. His brothers were jealous of him and sold him into slavery.
How was Joseph treated by his brothers?
Of all the sons, Joseph was loved by his father the most. … (Genesis 37:1–11) They saw their chance when they were feeding the flocks, the brothers saw Joseph from afar and plotted to kill him. They turned on him and stripped him of the coat his father made for him, and threw him into a pit.
What struggles Joseph face?
Joseph made three critical errors in judgment: He was indiscriminate—he didn’t recognize the troubled situation in his family. He was insensitive—he didn’t consider the impact of his actions on family members. He was immature—he didn’t stop to think of the hurt that his actions could cause.
Why were Joseph’s brothers jealous of him?
What made Joseph’s brothers so jealous? Israel’s favoritism toward Joseph caused his half brothers to hate him, and when Joseph was seventeen years old he had two dreams that made his brothers plot his demise. They became jealous that their father would even ponder over Joseph’s words concerning these dreams.