From Pastor Perry

02/28/2917 Gen. 37: 18-24

Genesis 37:18–24 (ESV)

Joseph Sold by his Brothers

18 They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. 19 They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer. 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.” 21 But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.” 22 And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but do not lay a hand on him”—that he might rescue him out of their hand to restore him to his father. 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the robe of many colors that he wore. 24 And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.



Jealousy can cause anger and hatred.  This comes out in today’s reading… his brothers want to kill him.  Rueben is a good brother to have, because he decides to rescue Joseph.  The plot changes and they throw Joseph into a pit and decided to deceive their father into thinking that he has been killed by a wild animal. Rueben rescues him, yet he still deceptively disposes his brother as dead.  The coat of many colors comes back into play to help show their father that Joseph is dead.  The coat that helped to create even more jealousy.


I pray: O Lord, help us to honor all your commandments and to repent of our sins.  Amen.

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