The 12 Minute Family Devotion

The Story of Joseph

Welcome to the Story of Joseph family devotional. Joseph was a favored son, but his brothers’ jealousy drove them to sell him into slavery. After being sold into slavery, Joseph was taken to the land of Egypt which brought him before Pharaoh!

In Egypt, Joseph went from slave, to prisoner, to Pharaoh’s second-in-command. He eventually became responsible for saving his own family from famine. The story of Joseph is one of amazing providence and amazing grace.

Family Bible Reading 
Gnesis 50:15-21(NIV) 

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” 16 So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died: 17 ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.

19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21 So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

Discussion Questions
After you have watched the Bible video and completed your family Bible reading discuss the following questions. 
1. What is the most difficult or painful thing you have gone through?
2. Have you ever wanted to hurt someone who hurt you?
3. If you become rich, what would you do with all your money? 
Closing Prayer
Dear God, thank you for working all things for the good those who love you and are called by you. Help us to always trust, follow and love you. We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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