Saturday, April 11, 2015


“Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.” Genesis 41:39 (NIV)

 This will be my first post about a person from the Bible. I will be featuring a few more people who have put these biblical lessons into action in days to come. Joseph lived a very difficult life. Can you imagine being thrown in a well and then sold into slavery by your jealous brothers? And that was just the beginning! After that, Joseph was working for Potiphar until his aggressive wife falsely accused Joseph and sent him to jail. Some years later, this mistreated and forgotten man was finally noticed in that jail cell when Pharaoh needed an interpreter for his dream. Talk about endurance and grace! But, in the end, Joseph was blessed with the second highest position in the kingdom and he was able to save his family from famine and death. He was even willing to forgive his brothers because he knew that God had a greater purpose through his sufferings. “But Joseph said to them, Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Gen. 50:19-20, NIV) You can find the complete story of Joseph in Genesis 37-50. What would you have done if you were in Joseph’s position?

I am currently participating in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. My theme is life lessons from the Bible. You can find more information about the challenge by clicking on the badge to the right or click here for a list of participants. It has been an interesting experience so far and I have enjoyed finding and visiting other blogs. If you are a fellow participant, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment!


  1. I remember Joseph's story. Forgiving my brothers would be difficult. But he didn't hold grudges and kept his humble attitude.

  2. So glad to have found your blog after you visited mine today! I love your theme and today's post! My favorite part of the whole Joseph story is how when reading about each of his trials we find the same words over and over again..."But the Lord was with Joseph...". Surely that is how he always came out on top in the end, and surely the only way he found the strength and grace to forgive his brothers. So much to learn from his example! Thanks for today's inspiration! I'll be looking forward to reading more.

  3. Thank you, Alex and Elaine, for visiting! I can't wait to share more of these lessons and inspiring people from the Bible in this A to Z adventure :)

  4. I remember studying Joseph's story in my religion class in college. Great post!

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

  5. The story of Joseph is such a great one and so incredibly moving.

    Thanks for following my blog and I'm now following yours!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Wrote By Rote

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for following!


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