Reading in Genesis 43, the famine was still severe in the land so Jacob started planning for his sons to take a second trip to Egypt to get more food. Jacob was concerned about sending Benjamin because he was his favorite; the only son he thought was still living from his wife Racheal.
During this time, God was dealing with Jacob and the past mistake of giving favoritism to Joseph many years ago. The family became dysfunctional as his brothers were jealous and resentful toward Joseph and this ultimately provoked them to sell Joseph as a slave. They told their father the lie that a wild animal had devoured him.
As the years went by, Joseph was blessed by God to rise up from being a slave all the way up to being second-in-command in all of Egypt. He could explain dreams and he used this gift from God…
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