Boys to Men (5) Genesis 41v46-42v38

1) Problem – famine and family
2) God’s King – saves the world from famine, saves his borthers from themselves
3) Beginnings

3 chapters of Boys Own adventures with Joseph. Now going back to the story of the family. Ch 41v51 Jospeh has forgotten the hardship – hence naming his son ‘Manasseh’.
Beginning and end of ch42. tell us everything we need to know about this family.
v36 reveals Jacob’s dark suspicions about his family. Parallels – losing Joseph before/losing money now. Leaving Simeon, leaving money.
Bit of a distorted car crash of a family.
How little does Joseph trust his sons?
How could the promise of killing his grandsons make Grampy happy? What a family!
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Being Pharoah’s #2 is not like being John Prescott. There are chariots and the royal signet ring – (cf Ch.35 – kings shall come from your own body).
v9 – Joseph remembered the dreams – the promise and not the pit and prison. Joseph puts together an audacious plan to find out if all the family is still alive as Benjamin isn’t there.
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Not honest men yet, but have recognised that they are in God’s hand.

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