Genesis 37 Short Story

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Genesis 37 tells the story of a corrupt family. Joseph has things happen to him that causes his brothers to become jealous. Their father, Jacob, favors Joseph throughout the story, which constantly upsets Josephs’ brothers. To initiate the jealousy, Joseph reports his brothers’ bad work in the field to their father. Josephs’ brothers were also jealous because Joseph was given an ornamental robe, which led the brothers to believe Joseph was valued more. Joseph has a series of dreams that especially upset his brothers. In the first dream, Joseph and his brothers are binding sheaves, and Joseph’s began to stand tall, while his brothers’ sheaves bowed down to Joseph’s. In his second dream, the sun, moon, and eleven stars bow down to Joseph.…show more content…
Trusting God’s power and purpose allow us to handle suffering, while going against bitterness and anger. Joseph didn’t allow being sold into slavery by his brothers bring him down. Josephs’ brothers allowed jealousy to take over their thought process. Once Joseph arrives in Egypt, life isn’t as bad as expected. Joseph is blessed to work for a wealthy family. Sadly, Joseph no longer is the favored child, but he is blessed enough not to have to work in the fields. Joseph gained the favor of Pharaoh, who gave him a position of power. Because of Josephs’ position of power, he was able to support his family when a great famine struck their land. As Genesis progresses, Joseph is able to reunite with Jacob, and his brothers. Joseph forgave his brothers, and even invited them to remain with him in Egypt. Joseph never gave up hope even after being put in a tough situation. Joseph did all his work, and still prayed to god, and was blessed enough to not live a life that the average slave did. Joseph had a family, a home, and was able to support his family through hard work. Joseph trusted God’s power and knew there was a purpose behind God’s actions. Joseph was able to prosper and even forgave his brothers for their harsh…show more content…
God blessed each generation. They were allowed no power, ability, money, etc, but they accepted God’s word and kept faith that he would be a supportive force it their lives. The characters’ faithfulness is sometimes challenged, as Joseph’s was when he was sold into slavery, but by keeping faith, the Lord blessed each character in different ways showing that having faith is key to receiving blessings. Many messages are withheld in Genesis 37. The narrator of Genesis gives us information on Jacob’s family, who will reside in Egypt and work as slaves. Later on, God takes them to be a nation in which they will enter Canaan, showing that God works in mysterious ways, by blessing Jacobs’ family. Joseph’s dreams in Genesis 37 hold a special message. Jealousy, hatred, and lying are formidable obstacles, but God tells his followers to trust in his word, be patient, and trust in Gods’ promises. Josephs’ dreams also revealed to us that God works through us in many ways. All of Joseph’s dreams eventually came true. It shows us that God can reveal his plans to work through us in many
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