BROTHERS GRIM or BROTHERS IN TROUBLE
God was preparing the hearts of Josephs brothers to deal with their sin. Therefore, he allowed lots of trouble to come their way.
THERE WAS INCONVENIENCE Vss. 1-5 The famine made
it so they had to go buy food in
THERE WAS INTIMIDATION Vss. 6-20 Joseph treated them roughly and accused them of being spies.
THERE WAS IMPLICATION Vss. 21-23 Being in trouble themselves, their hearts implicated them as guilty for what they did to Joseph.
THERE WAS INCARCERATION Vs. 24 Simeon was kept as prisoner. This was so the brothers would be sure to return with Benjamin.
THERE WAS INTRIGUE Vss. 25-28 Their money was returned to them. Now they realized that they could be accused of stealing.
THERE WERE INDICTMENTS Vss. 29-38 Jacob largely blamed his sons for his troubles.