Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Joseph forgives his brothers.

It is interesting that Joseph forgives his brothers yet again when the brothers are worried that Joseph will enslave them once their father dies. (Genesis 50:15-19) So Joseph said to them " So now fear not. I will sustain you and your young ones. Thus he comforted them and spoke to their heart. (50:19)

Joseph saw earlier that the brothers did treat Benjamin with respect (Rachel's other son) and that the past was partly a misunderstanding for them thinking Joseph had these wild dreams out of ego mania and they felt regret for it and it did serve a purpose in the end although it could have happened in a different way.

As Joseph said for am I instead of God Although you intended me harm God intended it for good. It is interesting that the name used for God is the name used denoting justice. I guess because these acts were harsh in the end and denote some justice for certain acts.

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