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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Gen. 37:1-11 Joseph's Dreams

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We are almost through the four pinnnacles of Jacob, Joseph, Jealousy, and a Journey to Egypt, (Genesis 36:1-37:36). You will be able to find the notes about one inch scrolled down the site. This is a very good read if you want to do a deep study into the Bible. It is good to know what and why we believe. Many blessings.

Joseph's Dreams

Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.

2This is the account of Jacob.

Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.

3Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made a richly ornamented robe for him. 4When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

5Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had: 7We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it."

8His brothers said to him, "Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?" And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.

9Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. "Listen," he said, "I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me."

10When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, "What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?" 11His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
How alone he must have felt, if he knew of his brothers' hatred. He could not help his dreams. How was he to know he had visions? Joseph is one of the people I certainly identify with in the Bible.

My family moved 4 times without telling me where they were moving to...and I was living with them some of those times! Now when I look back it is funny, but it wasn't then. However, God always helped me to find them. :)
Originally posted 2/17/2006 @ 6:25 am


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