Joseph the Dreamer- From Pit to Prison, to Palace

We explore the harrowing account of Joseph who was sold into slavery by his own brothers but was able to rise above his circumstances.Episode #9: Joseph the Dreamer- From Pit to Prison, to Palace

 

In this episode, we explore the harrowing account of a man named Joseph who was sold into slavery by his own brothers but was able to rise above his circumstances and even eventually forgive them.

Joseph lived between 1914-1804 BC. We can find his story in Chapters 37-50 of the Book of Genesis. He’s the 11th of the 12 sons of Jacob, and the firstborn son of Rachel, the wife whom Jacob loved the most. Not surprisingly, Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son, which caused the older brothers to be jealous and hate their younger brother. After sharing dreams of people bowing down before him, including his own family, Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery and led their father to believe he was devoured by a wild animal.

His captors took Joseph to Egypt where he worked for Potipher before being thrown into prison for a false accusation lodged against him. Joseph remained faithful to God, even while imprisoned, and was eventually released after correctly interpreting the dreams of fellow prisoners. Through a miraculous series of events, Joseph was promoted to the highest office in the land, just under Pharoah, was reunited with his family, and saved them from a severe seven-year famine. Joseph the Dreamer went from pit, to prison, to palace!

Be sure to stay tuned to the end, because we also explore recent archeological evidence uncovered that back the accuracy of the Bible’s account of this time period in history! Then, we discuss important Biblical takeaways from Joseph’s life and how we can apply them to our own lives as Christians.

Resources referenced or recommended for further study:

Scripture references:

  • Genesis Chapters 37-50
  • Romans 8:28
  • Jeremiah 9:23
  • Proverbs 27:2
  • Matthew 6:15
  • Daniel 9:9
  • 1 Peter 3:14
  • Galatians 6:9
  • Jeremiah 29:11

 

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Next week- Please join us next time when we learn about a baby who escaped death by floating down the crocodile-infested Nile River in a basket, then grew up to lead his people out of captivity.

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