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Genesis 37-39
Joseph is "better" than the other leading characters in Genesis.
JACOB'S FAVORITE SON
He probably should have kept his dreams to himself.
JOSEPH GETS SOLD
JOSEPH GOES TO EGYPT
JOSEPH GOES TO JAIL
We want to live in a world where good things happen to good people, of course.
The Bible promises that there will come a day when all wrongs are made right and justice will rule.
I do believe that Joseph found strength in his most fundamental beliefs about what it means to walk with God.
1. It is better to pay the price for doing good than to be rewarded for doing wrong.
  • The culture we live in today often confuses these two values.
  • The result was that Joseph paid the price for doing good.
  • Wrongful accusation is the lifeblood of any oppressive movement.
2. Even when a situation seems out of control, God still controls the current.
  • Sometimes God will allow the circumstances of the situation to move you where you need to be.
  • He didn't cause this situation ... but He can redeem it.
  • And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:29)
  • He can control the situation, and He can redeem your suffering.
3. No amount of injustice can separate you from God’s favor.
  • He can’t lose for winning.
  • He remains faithful, no matter what comes his way.
  • But he remained faithful.
  • There is no dark that is too dark for the light of God to find you.
  • If doing right meant paying the price, so be it.
  • He didn't create the crisis you face, but He has the power to redeem it.
  • Life, even at its worst, cannot separate you from God's favor.