The Biblical account of Joseph is an incredible read for anyone who enjoys a good adventure!
Whether you are a Christian or not, you should read the incredible experiences surrounding the man named Joseph. I’d suggest starting in chapter 37 and read right through to chapter 50. What a great read!
As you read though the account of Joseph’s life, by chapter 43, there’s a defining moment. So far, we’ve seen Joseph thrown into a pit, sold into slavery, put into prison, etc. Yet, through the entire adventure God has been teaching him and positioning him for this great moment!
Not to give away all the details, in case you haven’t read it, but a huge famine has hit the Middle-East. Thankfully, through God’s leading, Joseph is now a big-wig in the Egyptian Empire. Furthermore, God tipped Joseph off about the famine a few years earlier, so Egypt has plenty of food stored up.
Now it gets interesting! Joseph’s brothers (who had sold him into slavery in a previous chapter) have come to Egypt to buy food. However, they have no idea that Joseph is still alive; never mind the king of Egypt’s right-hand man! They unknowingly kneel before Joseph, begging for his mercy, in order to buy food from the Egyptian store-houses.
“Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the one who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. “Where do you come from?” he asked. “From the land of Canaan,” they replied, “to buy food.” Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.” (Genesis 43:6-8)
Check back on Monday, where I’ll be expanding on this passage. We’ll explore some key thoughts surrounding the brothers’ expectations on what they would receive, in relation to some of our expectations today. In the mean-time, grab a Bible translation that flows for reading purposes, start at chapter 37 and enjoy Joseph’s adventure!
QUESTION:Why should we read through Joseph’s adventure?
*Original content taken from QuietMorningsWithHim.com post by Jeremy Norton: We Can’t Eat Money When the Food Runs Out – March 31st, 2010