“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.” Genesis 37:3Text — Genesis 37:1-8
Joseph was born when his mother Rachel had almost given up hope of ever having a child. She named him Joseph meaning, “The Lord shall add to me another son.” His father’s name is Jacob also known as Israel, he was his eleventh son. After the birth of Joseph, Jacob returned with his family to the land of Canaan. Rachel died there while giving birth to her second son whom Jacob named Benjamin.
Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, and when the boy became seventeen years old, he gave him a beautiful coat of many colours. This gift made his brothers jealous and envious. They decided to sell him to slavery and to the prison. It was a tough time for Joseph. There’s no way that Joseph could have imagined what God had planned for him. He had hints though, but those dreams about bowing stars and bowing sheaves of grain only led to him being sold into slavery.
Sitting in jail, how could Joseph have known that he would be Pharaoh’s right-hand man in just a few years. The main architect in Joseph’s story is God. Even though, throughout Joseph’s life, he was surrounded by evil people, God watched over him for good purpose. Joseph, throughout his life’s challenges remained.
Exemplary in character
Holy and righteous.
These are the attributes we must cultivate in order to continually enjoy God’s favour and supernatural intervention in our lives.
Prayer for today
Heavenly Father, I surrender unto You, make Your plan and purpose to be fulfilled in my life.