Genesis Chapter 45 Discussion

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  • Stanjett
    Genesis 41:5 View whole chapter See verse in context And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
  • Stanjett
    I wonder why the writer of Genesis sometimes used the name Jacob and sometimes they used Israel. God changed his name from Jacob to Israel.
  • Stanjett
    I was just wondering how corn got from Mexico to Egypt, but in those days.
  • Dybando Nero
    Corn was a name given to wheat. The full corn in the ear Wheat kernels wrapped in the chaf. Stanjett I was just wondering how corn got from Mexico to Egypt, but in those days.
  • Stanjett
    And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
  • Stanjett
    I think corn is corn because it says some places the ear of corn.
  • Tendayi Maroavah
    When people of this life write you off, the Lord starts with you and elevates you to higher ground!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 5 shows that Joseph's trials ended up serving a wonderful purpose. He was able to look at the bigger picture.
  • Jannet
    I have learned so much of this chapter. And I believe Joseph was a true representation of a Christian believer. Despite all that happened to him, still he did not blame his brother but more regards to God and often time in our life we respond the situation in a worldly way.
  • Michael C.
    I get choked up every time I read this part of the Bible: I love Joseph; he was so much like the Lord Jesus; and what he did, so much like what will happen when Jesus makes Himself known at last to His brethren, the whole hose of Israel! My mother is Jewish; they were Cohen, which is, Priest in Hebrew;I know that is why so much hostility now to faith in Jesus; but God will work out His own plans!
  • Musiwa
    from this chapter it is noted that Joseph acknowledged that it is God that sent him to Egypt . That God worked using the betrayal of his brothers to lead Joseph to his destiny of greatness. Sometimes in our lives we get betrayed, let down or disappointed by people we love or trust and as children of God he might be using a difficult situation like that to take us to a higher greater place where we are meant to be.
  • Paula Taylor
    I read this while at work this morning and my heart just filled with joy and my eyes just watered up. God is so good!
  • Policeman
    looking at Joseph,one cant argue that he is and was a true representative of a true believer.He was like Jesus a perfect example of a Good character that one can desire to have as substantiated by the oracles of the Mighty God
  • Danny Douglas
    As I have gotten older the view of the blessing in my life has gotten clearer, now I see God mightiness in my life and all that surrounds me, it is very hard to get the fullness of it, because it is so big,he bless big and God is sure!!!
  • =layinka oye
    And he Joseph wept aloud There are times when we weep either because of difficult situations of life or we are overwhelmed by the miralous ways God has visited us and beautify our lives I want to believe that Joseph perhaphs remembered when he was in the pit before he was sold as a slave and other difficulties he encountered before this transformation Thank God the weeping is not based on regret but to appreciate God who will never lie but always keep His promises no matter how long the time is God can t foget us His children in whatever we are passing through Our time to look back and see how God brought us out to bring us in a place of rest is now
  • Sharon
    i praise his name each day and give thanks to him because he always work in our favor amen.
  • Qokoyi for verse 24
    I adore ths word , he remind we need to have happns in life
  • Akpana Adie
    Joseph was a hidden saviour for his family. God preserved his life to prove to his family that no one can touch his anointed one.
  • Frank Ibrahim
    That in life we encounter different obstacles. And we can be afraid, although that are assential for stepping forward towards destination. The same happened to Joseph.
  • S Long
    WOW What a Story of forgiveness! If we could only understand that our Heavenly Father has everything in the palm of his hand. He is the Mighty God. He has the master plan and a purpose for our lives. We are special to him. Please don't hold malice against anyone and miss what our Father has for you.
  • Olayinka oye
    Joseph knew that God preserved him for a purpose. No wonder he told his brothers in Genesis 45:5, Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me to preserve life. You can imagine what could have happen if Joseph was not sold into slavery in Egypt. There he was able to realize his dreams. That difficult situation in our lives is to take us to our expected end if we don't quit or look for a short cut different from God's agenda for us. There is a purpose in God's heart in preserving us in that great challenge we are facing. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose, Romans 8:28.
  • Timothy Wayne George
    Joseph does not blame his brothers for the evil things that happened to him, rather he said God sent him ahead of them to preserve life. Joseph completely forgives his brothers, and tells them to go and get his father. Joseph weeps with his brothers, and kisses each one of them, to show his love for all of them. In order to be children of God we must love one another, and forgive each other as God has commanded. We are to forgive 70 x 7 as Jesus told Peter. Which is to say completely forgive from the heart, just as Joseph forgave his brothers. We must always look to see the hand of God in everything that comes our way. God causes both good, and bad things to work together for our ultimate good to those who love him, and are called according to his purpose. Never become bitter at people God uses, but rather praise God for allowing people to be used for his glory. That is why Jesus said on the cross father forgive them, for they know not what they do. Jesus knows all things, and he said I came down from heaven to do all those things that please my father. We praise God, and give him the glory for what he is doing in our lives.
  • J.R.
    Notice the language barrier here. Joseph had to interperate and translate what pharoh was saying. This demonstrates how even though the languages were close, they were different. Think like someone speaking french to a portugese person.
    Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

    We will always in this life run into situations that will cause us disconfort. But remember GOD is at work in all things. We learn as children and therefore we are chastised as such. We also are rewarded just as equally.

    Joseph had the FULL ARMOUR OF THE LORD on, during this entire period. We need to learn from the examples that are in GOD'S WORD.

    PUT on the FULL ARMOUR of THE LORD and walk by FAITH not by sight.

    Distractions will be here - But JUST KNOW GOD is in charge.

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