I’ve been preparing a sermon today, the last in my series about what we can learn from the life of Joseph.
I’ve written recently about how Joseph is a type or shadow of Jesus, but the passages I studied today really highlighted this for me.
Joseph brought truth and revelation and he was rejected for this; the same was true for Jesus.
Joseph was despised and people wanted to kill him; the same was true for Jesus.
Joseph came in front of his family and they did not know him; the same was true for Jesus if we talk of mankind as His family.
Joseph wept for his fellow man; so did Jesus.
Joseph provided provision to his family without taking payment; the same is true for Jesus toward us.
Joseph forgave unconditionally those who hurt, despised and rejected him; the same is true for Jesus.
Joseph saved his family and his nation; the same is true for Jesus when we think about ourselves.
We can read about Joseph and learn so much about Jesus, and the same is true of all of the Old Testament.
The Old Testament is not just a history book; it is full of types, shadows, pictures and references about Jesus.
Maybe it is time you had a fresh look at the Old Testament.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the example of Joseph, thank you that through him we can learn about Jesus”.
Genesis 42 v 8…..And Joseph knew his brethren but they knew him not
John 1 v 5…..And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not