Genesis Lesson 25 Day 5

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Genesis Lesson 25 Day 5

Genesis 42:21-38

Joseph allows everyone but Simeon to return to Canaan to bring back Benjamin.

14) Joseph’s brothers show remorse.

When Joseph insists they bring Benjamin to prove they are telling him the truth and are not spies.

They did not even want to consider that option after what they put their father through since Joseph’s supposed death.

Joseph heard and understood his brothers discuss among themselves their guilt concerning their behavior toward him. They see this as God’s punishment for their sin.

They said to each other, “We’re surely being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw how troubled he was when he pleaded with us for mercy, but we wouldn’t listen. That’s why we’re in trouble now.”
Reuben said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you wouldn’t listen. Now we must pay for this bloodshed.” (Genesis 42:21-22 NOG)

Simeon stayed behind. We aren’t told why he was chosen. Perhaps he volunteered.

The first night on the road home, one of them opened his sack to feed his donkey and freaked out when he found his money inside. They all trembled with such fear they wanted to die. They asked each other, “What has Elohim done to us?” (Genesis 42:28 NOG)

Reuben volunteers to take full responsibility for Benjamin’s life. He offers his own two sons as a sacrifice if he doesn’t bring Benjamin back alive!

15) Jacob’s response to their report

The brothers told Jacob the truth about why Simeon was left behind in prison. Jacob is distressed that they even mentioned they had another brother, Benjamin.

Jacob said, “You’re going to make me lose all my children! Joseph is no longer with us, Simeon is no longer with us, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything’s against me!” (Genesis 42:36 NOG)

He flatly refuses to let Benjamin go saying, “If any harm comes to him, the grief will kill me.”

16) The God of all comfort

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort . . . [others]. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4 WEB)
No weapon formed against me shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You (Psalm 56:3 WEB).
The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9 WEB)
“Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
For the Lord God is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2 WEB)
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials (James 1:2 WEB)

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