Joseph - Suffering Purifies

 

The Purifying Power of Suffering in Joseph’s Life

Joseph: has a life in Scripture about which no sin is recorded. He is a type of Christ in that he was dearly loved by his father, hated by his brothers, sold by his own brother, suffered and was dead [presumed so], rose to the greatest heights, became the supplier of life giving bread and saved his brethren.

Although the Bible is uncomfortably accurate it is God given record of peoples lives, and although more space is devoted to the life of Joseph than any other subject in the Book of Genesis -- there is not one reproof against him or sin noted in his life!

“This ca be seen in Genesis 30-50”

Joseph in the Family Room =  Genesis: 30-37 Past Life Purity: He dealt with his past hurts in a godly way

Joseph in the Bedroom - Genesis: 39 Moral  Life Purity Cover Gen 37-50 Pit to, Palace, to Prison and finally  to the Pinnacle.

Joseph in the Detention Room  = Genesis: 37-40]Emotional Life Purity: He took the ups and downs with the Word. Psalm 105:17-19 He sent a man before them -- Joseph -- who was sold as a slave.18 They hurt his feet with fetters, He was laid in irons. 19 Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the LORD tested him. (NKJV)

Joseph in  the Board Room =  Genesis: 41 on;  Career Life Purity: He took success and fame in God’s Way.

Joseph in the Hospital Room  Genesis: 50= End of Life Purity: He was faithful to the end.

Joseph is the Final One of the Seven Great Men of Genesis. They Are:

*       Abel: A life of Spiritual Desire

*       Enoch: A life of Spiritual Choice

*       Noah: A life of Spiritual Obedience

*       Abraham: A life of Faith

*       Isaac: A Life of Son ship

*       Jacob: A Life of Service

*       Joseph: A Life of Suffering and Glory!

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