Daily Verse

The true Light was coming into the world. The true Light gives light to all.

John 1:9


Daily Verse

Let the teaching of Christ live in you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and strengthen each other. Sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16

The Selling Of Joseph

When Joseph was a young man, 17 years old, he and his brother cared for the flocks. Joseph would always give his father bad reports about his brothers. About the time Joseph was born, his father Jacob, was up there in age. So, he loved Joseph more than all his other sons. He made a special robe with long sleeves for Joseph, which sparked jealous in all his other sons. The other brothers saw that their father loved Joseph more than he loved them, so they hated their brother and could not speak politely to him.

When Joseph would have a dream, he would tell them to his father and brothers. One time he had a dream, he told his brothers about it. Once made know of the dream, they hated him even more. Joseph said,

“Listen to the dream I had. We were in the field tying bundles of wheat together. My bundle stood up, and your bundles of wheat gathered around mine. Your bundles bowed down to mine.” Genesis 37:6

His brothers said,

“Do you really think you will be king over us? Do you truly think you will rule over us?” Genesis 37:8

His brothers hated him even more now, because of his dreams and what he had said.
Then Joseph had another dream. He told his brothers about it. He said,

“Listen, I had another dream. I saw the sun, moon and 11 stars bowing down to me.” Genesis 37:9

He also told his father about the dream and he scorned him about it. Saying,

“What kind of dream is this? Do you really believe that your mother, your brothers and I will bow down to you?” Genesis 37:10

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father thought about the meaning of the dreams. One day his brothers went down to Shechem to herd their father’s sheep. His father then called him and ordered him to go to Shechem, to his brothers. Joseph obeyed and went. When Joseph came to Shechem, a man found him wandering in the field and asked him, “What are you looking for?”. Joseph answered, “I am looking for my brothers, can you tell me where they are herding the sheep?” The man answered, “They already gone, I heard them say they were going to Dothan.” So Joseph went to look for his brothers and found them in Dothan.

Joseph’s brothers saw him coming from far away, and made plans to kill him. They said to each other,

“Here comes that dreamer. Let’s kill him and throw his body into one of the wells. We can tell our father that a wild animal killed him. Then we will see what will become of his dreams.”

However, one of Joseph’s brothers named Reuben, heard their plan. He said,

“Let’s not kill him, and not spill any blood. Throw him here into this well here in the desert. But don’t kill him!”

For Reuben planned to save his brother later, and return him to his father. So when Joseph came tho his brothers, they pulled off his robe with long sleeves. Then they through him into the well, which was empty with no water. While Joseph was in the well, his brothers went off to go and eat. When they looked up, they saw a group of Ishmaelites traveling from Gilead to Egypt. Their camels were carrying spices, balm, myrrh. Judah said to his brothers,

“What will we gain if we kill our brother and hide his death? Let’s sell him to these Ishmaelites. Then we will not be guilty of killing our own brother. After all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood.” Genesis 37:26-27

The other brothers agreed. When the Midianite traders came by, the brothers took Joseph out of the well, and sold him to the Ishmaelites. In return, they received eight ounces of silver. The Ishmaelites took Joseph to Egypt. Reuben was not with his brothers when they sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites. When Reuben returned to the well, Joseph was not there. To show his sadness, Reuben tore his clothes. Reuben then went to his brothers and said, “The boy is not there. What will I do?” The brothers thought of another plan. They killed a goat and dipped Joseph’s long-sleeved robe in its blood. Then they brought the robe to their father and said,

“We found this robe. Look it over carefully. See if it is your son’s robe.” Genesis 37:32

Jacob looked it over and said,

“It is my son’s robe! Some savage animal has eaten him. My son Joseph has been torn to pieces! Genesis 37:33”

Then Jacob tore his clothes and put on rough cloth, to show that he was sad. He continued to be sad about his son for a long time. All of Jacob’s sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he could not be comforted. Jacob said, “I will be sad about my son until the day I die.” So Jacob cried for his son Joseph.

The Midianites who had bought Joseph had taken him to Egypt, and sold him to Potiphar. Potiphar was an officer to the king of Egypt and captian of the palace guard.

Joseph brothers mistreated him and saw him as unworthy. Which lead to the selling of him to the Ishmaelites for eight ounces of silver. In life some may fail to see your worth, and make you feel unworthy. However, the Lord will never fail to see your worth. We are all worthy to him. For there is no greater love than the laying down of a life for someone. And that is exactly what Jesus has done for us. The Lord, is the Lord Almighty. Creator of heaven and earth. This is the same Lord who died for us to make us his children. The Lord loves us, and wants us to be his. And there is nothing that will take us away from his love. Considering the fact that God showed his love for us by sending Jesus to die for our sins. At that time we were separate from God and dead in our sins. So when we sin, God still loves us. We shouldn’t allow the evil one to control our thinking, and lead us to think that God is against us when we sin. For where sin increase, God’s grace increase even more. When we do sin, the Lord is ready to forgive. We should not continue on sinning, for once you are in Christ Jesus, we are dead to sin. So, we can no longer live in sin.