...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
ISAIAH 40:31

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Joseph, his coat and his brothers (Genesis37)

I hope you had a great Christmas and New years!
Remember last time we were talking about Isaac, his two sons, Jacob and Esau and how Jacob tricked Isaac into giving him the family blessing? After that happened, Jacob was so afraid of his brother that he left. Jacob and Esau only met one time after that.
Jacob had 12 sons. One of his sons was named Joseph. In the next few blogs, we will be talking about Joseph. he had a most amazing life!
Out of all Jacob’s sons, Joseph was his favorite. Jacob treated Joseph extra special. He even made him a very colorful robe. Joseph loved the robe. he wore it all the time.
But Joseph’s brother’s were jealous of him. They did not like that their father treated him extra special. One day, all the brothers, except Joseph, were tending the sheep just outside of town. Jacob called Joseph over. “Joseph, could you go check on your brother and see if they need any water?”
Joseph left right away. Of course he was wearing his favorite colorful robe that his father gave him. Joseph’s brother’s could see him a mile away wearing it! They got madder and more jealous the closer Joseph came. By the time Joseph reached the brothers, they had already planned on killing him.
Rueben was the oldest. he said, “No we don’t want Joseph’s blood on our hands. We’ll just throw him in this abandoned well. If he dies, he dies.... but we will not have shed his blood.
So they took off Joseph’s robe and tossed him into the dry well. I bet Joseph was scared and hurt. His brother’s were just about to leave, when they saw some rich merchants passing by. One of the brother’s came up with the idea to pull Joseph out of the well and sell him as a slave! So that’s what they did. The brothers traded their brother, Joseph, for 20 coins!
Joseph was probably glad to be out of the well, but I’m sure he was really hurt that his brother’s did that to him. His brother’s did some bad things to Joseph because they were jealous. Jealousy is a sin and it leads to other sins. Whenever I see something that someone has that I wish I had, I have to ask God to help me, because I can feel jealousy starting. God helps me to be happy for the other person. Have you ever felt jealous? It doesn’t feel good does it? Have you ever been happy for someone? It feels good doesn’t it? Next time you start getting jealous, ask God for help. He loves you!!

5 comments:

  1. Love what you are doing here Jack. Keep up the wonderful work.

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  2. Great message Jack. Jealousy is so quick & easy to build up and take over. Yet so difficult for us to admit and rid ourselves of. Thanks for the reminder to ask God for help.

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  3. I am a K1 Religious Education teacher and I so enjoy your stories and I am working on FORGIVENESS with the kids this week. It's such a different world from when I grew up (60/70s) and it's great to see the look on their faces when they hear these wonderful Bible stories!! Your artwork is fantastic!! Thank you thank you thank you You are truly doing God's work!!

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  4. I wanna say thank you for your picture... i want use your picture for my children church.
    Thank you so much...
    God bless you.

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  5. Thank you for making such professional artwork available to folks such as me on the kids talk rota! Aiming to convey the idea that through all things, God works for the purpose of those who love him. Much appreciated Jack, bless you too.

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