JOSEPH’S FAITH AND STEWARDSHIP
Key Verse: 50:20
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
1. How did Jacob bless Joseph’s sons? (48:1-21) What is the significance of this blessing in Israel’s history? Joseph is not in genealogy of Jesus but his sons. In what way does he point to Jesus?
2. How did Jacob bless his children one by one (49:1-28)? Any noticeable blessing do you find in Jacob’s blessing? Why?
3. What did Jacob ask his sons do for his burial place? Why? What did they do?
4. Why did Joseph’s brothers become fearful after their father’s death? What did Joseph teach them? What hope did Joseph plant in his family? (50:22-26)