Joseph went from being the child of a caring father to a slave at auction. In the face of such trying circumstances, he could have become bitter and resentful. Instead, he trusted God. Alistair Begg points us to the life of Joseph to demonstrate that there is no ideal place to serve God except where He has established us. We may not know how God is at work, but we can trust that He will use life’s difficult times for His glory.
1Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. 2The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. 3His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. 4So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had. 5From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field. 6So he left all that he had in Joseph's charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate.
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. 7And after a time his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.”
(Replaces series, "Providence, Volume 1") All of Scripture declares that God’s hand is active in shaping our every affair, from our deepest trials to our loftiest triumphs. Few stories declare this theme more powerfully than the dramatic account of Joseph, son of Jacob. Through this seminal tale of jealousy, betrayal, faithfulness, and astonishing forgiveness, the Bible invites us to rejoice in God’s divine sovereignty and providential care for those whom He loves.
In volume one of this series, Alistair Begg leads us through Joseph’s early life, demonstrating how his trials, struggles, and unexpected rise to power displayed God’s perfect provision. Born into a troubled family, betrayed at his brothers’ hands, enslaved, imprisoned, and then raised up to Pharaoh’s right hand, Joseph exemplifies how God works all things together for our good and His glory. Through God’s abundant providence, we too may cast unbelief aside and trust in the only One whose plan is perfect.
|New Coat, Big Dreams, Deep Pit||Genesis 37:1-36|
|Sent, Sold, Sad, Safe||Genesis 37:17-36|
|Making the Most of It||Genesis 39:1-7|
|Joseph's Temptation||Genesis 39:6-20|
|Attitude Is Everything||Genesis 39:16-23|
|Good News, Bad News||Genesis 40:1-23|
|Lessons from the Dungeon, Part One||Genesis 40:1-23|
|Lessons from the Dungeon, Part Two||Genesis 40:1-23|
|Pharaoh's Dream||Genesis 41:1-57|
|A Man With a Plan||Genesis 41:25-40|
|In Charge, In Touch, Part One||Genesis 41:41-57|
(Replaces series, "Providence, Volume 2") All of Scripture declares that God’s hand is active in shaping our every affair, from our deepest trials to our loftiest triumphs. Few stories declare this theme more powerfully than the dramatic account of Joseph, son of Jacob. Through this seminal tale of jealousy, betrayal, faithfulness, and astonishing forgiveness, the Bible invites us to rejoice in God’s divine sovereignty and providential care for those whom He loves.
In volume two of this series, Alistair Begg examines Joseph’s journey from the heights of worldly influence to the lasting legacy of his final days. His could have been a story rife with bitterness and vengeance. Instead, being grounded in faith, Joseph trusted in God’s providence and promises, regardless of his circumstances. Like Christ Himself, Joseph’s view of the world was framed by God’s divine purpose, enabling him to forgive genuinely, live correctly, and die without fear. Will we follow his example?
|In Charge, In Touch, Part Two||Genesis 41:41-57|
|Three Conversations||Genesis 42:1-24|
|Remorse or Repentance, Part One||Genesis 42:25-38|
|Remorse or Repentance, Part Two||Genesis 42:25-38|
|One Moment in Time||Genesis 45:1-15|
|A Lesson in Forgiveness||Genesis 45:1-7|
|A Pilgrim's Progress||Genesis 46:1-47:12|
|A Lesson in Dying, Part One||Genesis 47:28-48:2|
|A Lesson in Dying, Part Two||Genesis 49:29-33|
|After the Funeral||Genesis 50:15-21|
|Famous Last Words||Genesis 50:22-26|
|Leaving a Legacy||Genesis 50:22-26|