THE BOOK OF GENESIS
JOSEPH AND BENJAMIN
IN THE BIBLE
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I bet ya can't wait to find out what
happens between Joseph and all his brothers, can you? Well, let's review
what's been happening. There was a terrible famine. Joseph's brothers had
to buy food directly from Joseph, who they didn't recognize, however he
recognized them. He had his steward hide his silver cup in Benjamin's sack
so he could use this to keep his little brother with him. He told them that
Benjamin would become his servant, but Judah made a tender plea to let him
take Benjamin's place, to avoid breaking their father's heart. That brings
us up to date.
As you can well imagine, being the
favorite and then hearing the pain your father is enduring would certainly
tug on anyone's heart strings. And that at any moment, you have the power
to ease his pain, and indeed, bring him immeasurable joy by revealing that
you're alive, was no doubt flooding Joseph's mind.
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Finally, he couldn't stand it any
longer. He broke down and cried in front of everyone. He ordered all his
servants to leave while he talked to his brothers, but his sentiment was so
deep that everyone could hear him.
He said, I'm Joseph, Is my father
still alive? His brothers were so shocked that they couldn't answer. And
Joseph said, come close to me. I'm Joseph, your brother, who you sold into
Egypt. Don't be sad or angry with yourselves. God sent me here to save
peoples lives. The famine has been in the land for two years now, but there
are five more years coming with no food. God knew what was going to happen,
so He sent me to save future generations in the earth and to save your lives
by a great deliverance. So you see, it wasn't you that sent me here, it was
God. And Pharaoh made me a ruler in all the land of Egypt.
Now go to my father and tell him to
come to me quickly, and you and your families and your flocks and herds will
live in the land of Goshen and be near me. I'll take care of you and the
famine won't hurt you.
Joseph could tell that they recognized
him again and he hugged Benjamin's neck and Benjamin hugged him back, and
they wept. Then he hugged all his brothers and there was peace between
The news spread through Pharaoh's
kingdom and it made Pharaoh and his servants happy that Joseph's brothers
were there. The Pharaoh told Joseph to bring his father and all his family
down to live in Egypt and gave them all gifts, but Benjamin got the most.
Joseph sent them on their way and knew that the whole thing was an unusual
and emotional situation, so he told them not to be angry on the way.
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When they got home and told Israel
that Joseph was still alive, he didn't believe them and his heart was heavy,
but when he saw the wagons that Joseph sent to bring him back, Israel's
spirit revived and he said, My son Joseph IS still alive. I will go
and see him before I die.
A happy ending is always a pleasant
thing, but even more so is when God works through people. It's always
inspiring and we can all find analogies in our own lives of when we were put
into situations that were troublesome, but after all was said and done, we
saw God's purpose in it. Never forget to give Him glory for His infinite
wisdom. When we come back, we'll find out what happened next, so keep your
Daily Bread close at hand.