Joseph: The Favored Son
Text: Genesis 35:22b – 50:26
Joseph’s Difficult Days
Sibling rivalry, jealousy and hatred
Sold into slavery, bought by Potiphar
Falsely accused and sent to prison
Forgotten and forsaken in prison
Joseph is Exalted
Released from prison to interpret Pharaoh’s dream
Assigned responsibility to prepare the land for famine
Used by God to rescue and preserve his family
We cannot control circumstances,
but we can choose our response.
No one can steal your character,
but you can choose to forsake it.
` (Genesis 39:7-12)
God Is sovereignly in control
of all our circumstances.
(Genesis 45:7-8 & 50:20)
Negative circumstances do not reflect a lack of God’s love,
or a loss of God’s purposes.