#034 Jacob’s beloved son Joseph experienced a trial filled life that led to triumph. While tested, Joseph never sinned against God, his faith didn’t waiver, and his favor with God progressively increased. The telling of dreams led to: a pit, slavery, serving in a house, being falsely accused, serving in a prison, serving in a kingdom, and rescuing his family, a nation, and the world.
The fulfillment of Abraham’s descendants sojourning in a foreign land for 400 years of enslavement was about to begin as Joseph relocates Jacob and his entire family from Beersheba to Goshen. They enter by invitation, seventy of Jacob’s line. They will exit by deliverance as a nation of millions.
Join DrZ as he explores this narrative which gives meaningful insight of two key New Testament verses regarding testing and trials of believers. “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:3-5). “’Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4).
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