Two lessons from the life of Joseph

Adapted from a talk given at Glenwood Church on 30 August 2015.

I was talking about Joseph’s story with my wife, Cathy, and she said ‘What kind of person must Joseph have been? That all his brothers were willing to pretend he was dead? You’d think one of them would have said “Come on, he’s not that bad.” But no, they all went along with it.’

Joseph had eleven brothers. His father, Jacob, had two wives, Leah and Rachel – who were actually sisters. That’s a story in itself. But of the two sisters, Rachel only had two children – the eldest one being Joseph.

It does make you think. How annoying was Joseph. Ten older brothers and none of them could bear him? (more…)