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GOD'S PLAN IS ALWAYS BEST

Joseph Forgives

Genesis 42-45


This week in our Bible story, we are learning about the story of Joseph and his brothers. There were 12 brothers in all and God had mighty plans for them. God's plan wasn't always the easiest, but it was always the best--even if these brothers didn't know it yet. Let's see how this story goes...


Genesis 42-45 The Bible Story of Joseph, from the Book of Genesis, is one of heroic redemption and forgiveness.  Joseph was the most loved son of his father, Israel, given the famous robe of many colors. When Joseph reported having dreams of his brothers, and even the stars and moon, bowing before him, their jealousy of Joseph grew into action.  The brothers sold him into slavery to a traveling caravan of Ishmaelites who took him to Egypt and sold him to Potiphar, the captain of Pharaoh's guard.



In Egypt, the Lord's presence with Joseph enables him to find favor with Potiphar and the keeper of the prison.  With God's help, Joseph interprets the dreams of two prisoners, predicting that one of them will be reinstated but the other put to death.  Joseph then interprets the dreams of the Pharaoh, which anticipate seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine. Pharaoh recognizes Joseph's God-given ability and prompts his promotion to the chief administrator of Egypt.



Shortage of food in Canaan forces Jacob to send his sons to buy grains from the Egyptians.  Benjamin,  Joseph's younger brother remains at home as Jacob fears losing him, as he did Joseph.  When Joseph finally encounters his brothers again, he deliberately conceals his identity. He accuses them of being spies and tells them to return with Benjamin or he will not sell them grain.  The ongoing famine forces Jacob to reluctantly send his sons back to Egypt with Benjamin, and they are unexpectedly invited to dine at Joseph's house. Joseph then tests the character of his brothers by placing a silver cup in the sack of Benjamin and falsely accusing him of theft.  When Judah offers to stay in place of Benjamin,  Joseph knows that his character has changed and reveals that he is their brother. 


Joseph explains they need not feel guilty for betraying him as it was God's plan for him to be in Egypt to preserve his family.  He told them to bring their father and his entire household into Egypt to live in the province of Goshen because there were five more years of famine left.  Joseph supplied them with Egyptian transport wagons, new garments, silver, and twenty additional donkeys carrying provisions for the journey.  Jacob is then joyously reunited with his son Joseph. 



Joseph had to go through so much heartache and trouble--mostly at the hands of his own brothers. God knew it would strengthen their family in time and He made a way for them to be together again and they were stronger because of God's plan for them.



BOTTOM LINE: God has a plan for ME.


QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Who has a plan for you?




HAPPENING THIS WEEK FOR KINDER-5TH GRADERS...


The So & So Show: September 27th Episode

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ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES:


Joseph and His Brothers Word Search


Joseph Crossword Puzzle


Genesis 42-45 Coloring Page



Our verse for this month is Proverbs 17:17:


"A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes." 





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