One of the most powerful prayers in the midst of suffering I have read came from the horrors of
Ravensbruck concentration camp. It was built in 1939 for women and over 90,000 women and
children were murdered there by the Nazis. Corrie Ten Boom, who wrote The Hiding Place, was imp
The story now focuses on Joseph’s plans. The brothers again went to Egypt and this time Benjamin was with them. As soon as they arrived they were taken to Joseph’s house (vv. 16-17). They were frightened because they did not know what he would do to them (v. 18). Soon a servant brought Simeon out to rejoin them (v. 23). When Joseph arrived they all bowed before him and gave him the present they had brought (v. 26). When Joseph saw his younger brother Benjamin, who had been just a little boy when he left Canaan, he could not hold back the tears of joy and quickly left the room (vv. 29-30). This passage can be outlined in the following way:
2. Unconcealed Fear) (v. 18).
3. Unexplained Find (vv. 19-24).
4. Understandable Formality (vv. 25-28).
5. Unrevealed Feeling (vv. 29-31).
6. Uncanny Familiarity (vv. 32-33).
7. Unrestrained Fellowship (v. 34).
When he came back they ate dinner together (vv. 31-32). Joseph had the servants place them at the table, beginning with Reuben the oldest and going down to Benjamin, in the order of their ages (v. 33). Of course, they all wondered how he would know their ages. Then Joseph served them all with food, but the portion which he gave to Benjamin was five times that which he served the others. It seems that the brothers were not jealous or resentful toward Benjamin because of this preferential treatment (v. 34). This points out that they had a change of heart.
Many people become resentful and jealous when others are given special treatment and they are not. How do I feel when this happens in my life? Am I able to rejoice with them?
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Genesis 40:1-8Pharaoh’s Two Servant’s in Prison
Genesis 40:9-23Joseph Interprets Two Prisoners Dreams
Genesis 41:1-13Pharaoh’s Dream
Genesis 41:14-24Pharaoh Tells Joseph His Dream
Genesis 41:25-36Joseph Interprets Pharoah’s Dreams
Genesis 41:37-49Joseph Rises to Power
Genesis 41:50-57Joseph Put in Charge of The Store Houses
Genesis 42:1-17Joseph Brothers Go to Egypt to Buy Grain
Genesis 42:18-38The Brothers Return Home to Jacob
Genesis 43:1-15The Brothers Preparing to Return to Egypt
Genesis 43:16-34The Brothers Bring Benjamin to Joseph
Genesis 44:1-17Joseph Tests His Brothers With a Silver Cup
Genesis 44:18-34Judah’s Plea For Benjamin
Genesis 45:1-15Joseph Reveals His Identity
Genesis 45:16-28The Brothers Return For Jacob
Genesis 46:1-34Joseph Takes His Family to Egypt