Weekend of 14th/15th May 2022.
Genesis Chapters 37-50. Conclusion
The story of Joseph shows how God was in control, working out his plans for the future of Israel. He used family problems to do good. Joseph was a slave, a servant and a saviour of Israel.
This commentary also tells the story of Judah and how he served the purposes of God. God used him in his plan for a Saviour to be born in Israel through whose tribe Jesus Christ was born.
God wants all people to know Jesus and to trust Him to make them part of His long-term plan for the world. He wants to change people to become more like Him. It is sin which stops people from being what God wants them to be. Belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God brings forgiveness and eternal life. It is always God's plan to bring good and salvation out of sin and suffering.
Joseph was the son of Jacob and became a servant and saviour for the whole family of Abraham. Jesus was the Son of God and became a servant and saviour of Israel and the wider family of Abraham who believe in Israel's Messiah or Christ. Through faith in Jesus we are all saved from death and receive eternal life with God. Hallelujah!
The story of Joseph also teaches us about the importance of love and unity in families. It teaches that forgiveness brings peace and freedom from guilt.
This story of Joseph is part of a divine plan for the family of Abraham to provide salvation to the people of Israel and then to all who believe in Jesus Christ their Messiah who is Son of God Almighty and Saviour of the world. Extracted from "JOSEPH" Bible teaching commentary by Fred Morris, © 2002, 2018. [view here]
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