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Thursday, July 6, 2017


Genesis 50:18-20

Then (Joseph's) brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, "Behold, we are your servants." Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?

But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive."



Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

The story of Joseph and his brothers is a major part of the foundation of Israelite history; from them the twelve tribes of Israel were established; and from one of them, Judah, our Lord Jesus was descended.

It is an amazing story of hatred and love, revenge and forgiveness, sorrow and joy. The book of Genesis ends with the death of Joseph, while the book of Exodus begins with the captivity of his family's descendants in Egypt.

God Bless You!
Annie

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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. To whom was Joseph sold, and for how much?

Answer below.

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--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."

- Harriet Beecher Stowe




--FEATURED FUNNY:

Variations on Murphy's Law:

Work expands to fill the time allotted to it. (C. Northcote Parkinson)

In every hierarchy, each employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. (Lawrence Peter)

If it can break, it will, but only after the warranty expires.

A necessary item only goes on sale after you have purchased it at the regular price. (Graditor's Laws)

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--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. To whom was Joseph sold, and for how much?

A. Ishmaelites, for twenty shekels of silver


Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.

Genesis 37:28

The Bible records that the brothers smeared sheep blood on Joseph's cloak and brought it to Jacob letting him assume that Joseph had been killed by wild animals.

They all lived with this terrible lie for many years, letting their father mourn. What a bitter price they paid for their hatred.

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