One of the all-stars of the Old Testament.
So strange that his faith is summed up in verse 22 by his request to have his bones returned to the Promised Land.
Next, Stephen describes the accomplishments of Joseph and introduces Moses (vv. 9-20).
In verses 23-26, we meet Joseph and Matthias, both qualified candidates to take over for Judas.
The believers pray and then essentially flip a coin to pick the new #12.
Who uses chance to pick between two equally valid choices today?
In Genesis 50:15-21, Joseph reassures his brothers that he holds no grudge against them.
Am I able to say the same thing about people who attack me?
Jacob / Israel gets word that his son Joseph is still alive (vv. 16-28).
In verses 2-15, Joseph reassures his brothers that–despite what they did–it was all for good.
I wonder how God has turned my sins and mistakes into good.
In Genesis 42:7-45:1, Joseph tests his brothers to confirm their character.
In Genesis 42:1-6, we discover that Joseph’s dreams about ruling over his family have come true.
Joseph is not too proud to use his foreknowledge to enrich Pharaoh.
Verses 46-57 feel like the beginning of an inside trader scheme.
The famine begins, just as Joseph predicted. So he charges the going rate for his stockpiles of food.