January 20 Genesis 42-43 (ESV) Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt 42:1 When Jacob learned that there was grain for sale in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you look at one another?” 2 And he said, “Behold, I have heard that there is grain for sale in Egypt. Go down and buy grain for us … More January 20 Genesis 42-43
January 19 Genesis 41 (ESV) oseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams 41:1 After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, 2 and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass. 3 And behold, seven other cows, ugly and thin, came up out of the Nile … More January 19 Genesis 41
January 18 Genesis 39-40 (ESV) Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife 39:1 Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. 2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the … More January 18 Genesis 39-40
John Piper’s sermon, “The Sale of Joseph and the Son of God” concludes this way: The story of Joseph is the story of a righteous one who is sinned against and suffers so that tribe of Judah would be preserved and a Lion would come forth, and would prove to be a Lamb-like Lion, and … More Destroying the Dreamer
The brothers of Joseph had committed great sins. They knew this, were no doubt plagued with guilt, but thought they had gotten away with it. Now, after obtaining life-saving grain in Egypt from Joseph (NOT knowing who he really was) they discover the payment for the grain was back in their sacks. Their immediate response? … More God: sovereignly summons and saves
Genesis 41:56 So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. Henry Law, at “Grace Gems!”, challenged me to re-read Genesis 41 with eyes to see JESUS: The Scripture before us is precious, because every view … More Henry Law: Every view of Joseph exhibits Jesus!
“Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.” Genesis 39:20 Henry Law, at “Grace Gems!”– this is a LONG commentary, but oh, so worth reading and savoring: Prison is a place of humiliation and of shame. It is peopled by those who are under accusation of … More Henry Law: Joseph foreshadows Jesus