Guilt

The People Make a Golden Calf to Worship - Exodus 32:1 – 32:10 (commentary)

It was not long after the Israelites had agreed to be the Lord’s covenant people that they were ready to make a false idol (v. 1). Even though they had seen the invisible God in action, they still wanted the familiar gods they could see and shape into whatever image they de …

The Brothers Return Home to Jacob - Genesis 42:18 – 42:38 (commentary)

After three  days Joseph told his brothers that he was going to keep one of them in prison and let the others go to carry food to their families (vv. 18-20). This experience caused the brothers to discuss their guilt concerning Joseph (verses 21-22), not realizing that he co …