The Life of Joseph – 26

This post is Day 26 in a series of studies about “The Life of Joseph”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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The Life of Joseph – Day 26

Genesis 45:14-15

Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping. And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.

The Thought

That last sentence must be one of the greatest understatements ever! Imagine those conversations, and their questions, they must have all been talking at once, asking about different things, maybe apologising for past behaviour.

The missing verses, that we don’t have space to look at (verses 3-13), tell us that Joseph explained to his brothers all that had happened to him, and how he had reached the high position he then held, assuring them too, that they were forgiven and that God had used everything to bring Jospeh to his present position. He invited them all to go (this time there would be no hostage kept in prison) and tell their father what they had heard and seen, and to bring him and all their own families to live around Joseph where there would be plenty to eat until the end of the famine and beyond.

Having finished what he wanted to say to them, we have today’s verses accompanied with many more tears!


Read verses 3-13 and rejoice that God does all things well, fulfilling His purposes in His time.

Pray for the people in your area who are immigrants, that if they are in the right place, they will succeed in their new life and become believers in Jesus. Ask God to remove those who are not where they should be according to His plans.

Pray too for the countries who are having serious immigrant problems at the moment. People are arriving in great numbers via small boats in England, and in USA immigrants are flooding over the border unchecked. Pray for the governments involved to make wise decisions.

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