March 13, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Genesis 40-43

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Commentary:  Although in prison, Joseph continues to be blessed by the Lord, for Joseph is exactly where he needs to be.  Joseph is eventually summoned before Pharaoh to interpret a dream.  Joseph ability to interpret the dream, which he fully credits to the Lord, raises him to a level of power that is second only to the pharaoh!  And then comes Joseph’s brothers, just as Joseph dreamed all those years ago, yet they do not recognize Joseph.  Joseph was hesitant to trust his brothers who had resented him and sold him into slavery.  Joseph test was to determine if his brothers had grown and learned from their previous mistreatment.

Focus Verses:  42:4, 43:8-9  Judah had learned from his past mistakes - how can you tell?  What does his actions regarding Benjamin reveal about his character?  What lesson can you learn from Judah?