GENESIS 42

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BROTHERS GRIM or BROTHERS IN TROUBLE

Genesis 42

 

God was preparing the hearts of Joseph’s 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 Egypt.

 

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.

 

 

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