Genesis 37 – A dreamer and his brothers

Thank You Lord , despite our dreams and wanderings, we can return to Your good plan which make all things come together for good to those who love Ypu. Amen.

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Today’s reading: Genesis 35-37.

When a dreamer grows up in a dysfunctional family, there will be conflict. It’s no surprise that Joseph and his brothers don’t get along, but the degree of dislike is shocking. Unfortunately for Joseph , many of the themes of Genesis come into sharp focus in his life.

When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. Genesis 37:4-5

Joseph’s father favors him greatly, a practice Jacob (now called Israel) learned from his own parents. Parents should love and bless their children, but they should not be partial to one over another. If they do show favoritism, it will sow seeds of bitterness that bear poison fruit. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to…

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