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Monthly Archives: March, 2021

Joseph’s treatment of his brothers — reflections and applications

Joseph’s treatment of his brothers was not vindictive or bitter, but it was shrewd and calculating. He boxed them into a corner. To plan and execute that complex series of tests required wisdom and strategy. Shrewd and calculating  ≠  cold and heartless Joseph is a good example of how being shrewd and calculating does not …

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Joseph’s brothers were afraid of Joseph even though he had forgiven them

After their father died, the ten older brothers were afraid of Joseph’s anger. This post explores why. It also discusses the value of comprehensive horizontal confession: confessing in detail to the person we have hurt exactly how we sinned against them. (Gen 50:14-15) After Joseph buried his father, he returned to Egypt with his brothers …

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Is it always sinful to tell an untruth — Digest

A list of all the posts in my series “Is it always sinful to tell an untruth?” If I ever get the time to write more posts in this series, I will add them to this list. 1.  Is it always sinful to tell an untruth? 2.  When is it okay to not tell the truth? 3.  Contriving …

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Reconciled with his brothers

Joseph would have been glad to see his older brothers again, but he still did not know how far he could trust them. In order to test them he had set them up with charges of theft (see part 2 of this series). Now he needed to see how they would respond. (Gen 44:14 -16 …

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