Now why in the world would his brothers hate him for just telling the truth. After all it was what God had told him. Couldn’t they just believe him. Stop and think, do we do the same to other people also?
Joseph went out to the fields to see how his brothers were doing. He hardly had time to say hello and he was in a pit. Can you imagine being down there in that old well and no way out, no food, and just plain nothing. I guess as it turned out he wasn’t down there to long before, his brothers hauled him out.
Life didn’t get much better even out of the pit. Now, off to be a slave. That can not be good. What was Joseph thinking on that trip into Egypt? Was he hating his brothers or was he trusting God with his life. I like to believe he was just trusting God, from what I know of his life.
For a while his life seemed to be going really, really well. Then there was a woman. Joseph did nothing wrong. He even tried ever so hard to do right, but once again he was lied about and that lead him right into prison.
Are there times when we try so hard to do right and it all seems to go wrong? Yes, there sure are some of those days.
Back to Joseph. It got worse, he was in prison when he had done nothing wrong. Even in prison God blessed him, but when he helped the cupbrearer out he was then forgotten about for two more years. I am sure he could have said life isn’t fair to me. Now, when we feel like saying life isn’t fair to me stop and think about Joseph. There is not one of us that has been that bad off, is there?
God did not forget Joseph, he did come out on top of it all.
If we love and serve God even in our bad times, He is there and has not forgotten us.