Genesis 50: 20 “As for you have meant evil against me, but God meant it for good. to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” (ESV)
Today, Dave takes us for a dive into the Old Testament with the story of Joseph. A quick brief about Joseph’s story is that Joseph was born of Israel and his favourite wife, Rachel, in his old age, making Joseph the favourite son. Because of the father’s favouritism and other aspects of Joseph’s character, Joseph’s other brothers despised him and conspired to murder him. In the end, they just sold their brother into slavery.
Joseph is often seen as a Person-Type of Christ, meaning that there are a few aspects accounted in his life in the bible that mirror’s Jesus’ time on earth. A major one being that both persons were despised by their loved ones because of what they represent. Joseph is the “tattle-tale” at home; he reports all the faux-pas that his brothers do to his father. Though Jesus never tattle-tales, but Jesus and Joseph both represents purity, justice, and righteousness to the people around them. This causes other people to isolate them.
The story of Joseph is to be continued, so stay tune for the following week’s sermon with Dave!