Joseph Bible Study

Joseph and Benjamin

Christianity Oasis provides this Joseph Bible study on the Joseph and Benjamin Bible story. We'll look at all aspects of the Christian Walk bringing forth truth, understanding and peace within.


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Joseph and Benjamin Bible Story

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our Joseph Bible study which looks into the interesting Joseph and Benjamin Bible story and how it affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.

Joseph Bible Study Lesson
Joseph and Benjamin Bible Story Explained

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.

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.

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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 them.

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.

Joseph Bible Study Summary
Joseph and Benjamin Bible Story Conclusion

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.







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