What does the story of Joseph teach us?
Joseph’s dreams first get him into trouble, but his ability to understand them leads him to be chosen by the Pharaoh and to save the world. We could learn a lesson about the mysteries of how the world works. Believers and non-believers can see it as an illustration of the need to keep trying and persevere.
What was Joseph’s purpose in the Bible?
Joseph became the overseer of a vast amount of grain that would deliver Egypt and many other people from a future famine. This was the main purpose that God had for Joseph’s life. He had absolute control over who would receive any grain that was stored up in Egypt.
What did God tell Joseph?
One night an angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him that Mary’s baby was the Son of God. The angel told Joseph to marry Mary and to name her baby Jesus. Jesus was to be the Savior of the world.
Who is Joseph in the book of Genesis?
Joseph was 11th of 12 sons of a wealthy nomad Jacob and his second wife Rachel. His story is told in the book of Genesis 37-50. Joseph was very much loved by Jacob because he had been born to him in his old age.
What is the moral of Joseph and his brothers?
Joseph had also learned about forgiveness. At the death of their father, his brothers feared that Joseph had been treating them kindly out of respect for Jacob. They sent a message to Joseph saying that Jacob wanted him to forgive his brothers.
What is the overall theme and message of Joseph’s life and story?
The Joseph Story continues the theme of fulfillment of God’s promises. God promises Abraham seed, land, and glory-influence (blessing to all nations).
What was God’s promise to Joseph?
“And I will make him great in mine eyes, for he shall do my work; and he shall be great like unto him whom I have said I would raise up unto you, to deliver my people, O house of Israel, out of the land of Egypt; for a seer will I raise up to deliver my people out of the land of Egypt; and he shall be called Moses.
What was the purpose of Joseph’s suffering in Egypt?
Just as Joseph’s suffering led to the physical preservation of many people, so also Jesus’ suffering leads to the spiritual salvation of all who put their trust in Him.
What did God tell Joseph in his dream?
Even though they were engaged and not married, to break the relationship, Joseph would have had to divorce Mary. … But in a dream, an angel appeared to Joseph and told him to trust Mary. The angel also told Joseph that the child should be called Jesus.
How did God speak to Joseph?
During the birth of Jesus, God spoke to Mary through an angel; he spoke to Joseph through a dream; he spoke to the shepherds through an angel and he spoke to the Magi through a dream.
What did angel Gabriel tell Joseph?
God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth with a message for Mary, who was promised in marriage to Joseph. The angel told Mary that she would have a son, whom she was to name Jesus. The angel said, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God.”