…but God meant it for good.

No matter what may happen to us, God remains in sovereign control, and we must be patient… for Him to work in and through it for good. In part 17 of GENESIS: Beginnings, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Genesis 41-50.

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Study Notes

Joseph was…

  • chosen by God, but despised by man (37:1-36)
  • prospered by God, but imprisoned by man (39:1-23)
  • remembered by God, but forgotten by man (40:1-23)

Despised… Imprisoned… Forgotten…  BUT GOD… Chosen… Prospered… Remembered…

Joseph was…

  • prepared and elevated by God (41:1-56)
  • made wise and patient by God (42:1 – 44:34)
  • used mightily by God (45:1 – 50:14)
  • molded by God (50:15-21)

Faith… Patience

Biblical Hope

  • Eternal Life
  • Perfect Righteousness
  • Resurrection Body
  • Heavenly Reward
  • New Heaven and Earth

God works for good in all things…

  • Christlikeness

Joseph: A Type of Christ

  • Temporal Blessing
  • Eternal Blessing

Applying the Text

  • Seek God’s wisdom in trials
  • Pursue patience in affliction
  • Rejoice in God’s good purposes in all things