Donuts and Devos
In the beginning of Exodus, we have a new king in Egypt. It’s many years later after Joseph’s death, and this new Pharaoh didn’t know about Joseph. He forgot about what Joseph had done for Egypt. And the Israelites increased in number They got to be so...
We have made it all the way through our Journey through Genesis. Joseph's family is now settled in the land of Goshen and Israel is nearing the end of his life. He blesses his sons, as well as Joseph's two eldest sons.
Joseph is reunited with his brothers after many years apart. He sends his brothers back to Canaan to bring back his father and the rest of their family. The famine is so bad that Joseph will now take care of his family in Goshen,
Joseph's brothers came to Egypt during the second year of the predicted famine for grain. They didn't recognize Joseph, and Joseph decided to test his brothers to see if they had changed hearts from when he last saw them.
Joseph remained faithful to God, despite all the hardships he faced in Egypt. Things looked pretty bleak for him, getting thrown into prison and all, but God never left him. God worked through Joseph to be able to interpret the dreams that He sent to t...
Joseph is sold as a slave to Potiphar in Egypt, but God remains faithful and is with him. Joseph becomes successful in everything he does, and Potiphar sees this and puts his trustworthy servant in charge of almost everything in his household.
Joseph's brothers despised and hated him. When the opportunity presented itself, they eagerly plotted to kill Joseph. They ended up throwing him into a pit, and then selling Joseph into slavery for 20 silver shekels.
Joseph and his jealous brothers didn't have the best of relationships! Their father Israel loved Joseph more than all of his other sons, and favored him above all the others. Joseph was a bit of an arrogant teenager,
At one time, Jacob may have thought life was all about him, but God reminds him it’s about the people - His people, Israel. And God promises to be their God, and protect and save them! We see this transition in Genesis of it no longer being about Jacob...
Showing someone mercy when they have wronged you can be very challenging. When someone is unkind to you, it's only natural to be mean back to them. Except, that's not how God wants us to treat others! Jesus tells us to love one another,