Genesis Challenge | Chapter 50: Joseph Fully Forgives His Brothers

It is an appropriate end to that Joseph fully forgives his brothers.  Three events take place in chapter 50:

  • Jacob’s death, the transportation of his body to Canaan, and his elaborate funeral there.
  • Joseph’s complete reconciliation with his brothers.
  • Joseph’s own death.

As you conclude your reading, think about these questions:

  • Why is there such an emphasis on burying Jacob in Canaan?
  • Why do you think that Joseph’s brothers were afraid that he would punish them for what they did to him once their father was gone?  Didn’t Joseph already forgive them in chapter 45?
  • How does Joseph’s faith in God allow him to see his enslavement and his brothers’ cruelty (vs. 19-21)?
  • What promise does Joseph give to Israel in vs. 25?

For your journal

As you work your way through this chapter, use these four questions as guides for discovery and personal growth:

  • Find at least one new fact.
  • Discover at least one cultural difference between times in Genesis and our own culture.
  • Pinpoint any faith principles you see.
  • Select one attitude, behavior, or action that you want to apply in your own life.

You will find it helpful to keep a journal or log to record your thoughts, questions, and findings. As you read, I hope you will join me in sharing some of what you are learning on the Aspect Ministries Facebook page: