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Genesis 39:5 Joseph’s Coat Of Many Colors - El Shaddai Christian Ministries

Genesis 39:5 Joseph’s Coat Of Many Colors

There Is a lot of meaning In The Story Of Joseph And The Coat Of Many Colors. Let’s review the story. 

Genesis 37:3-4 

 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and {so} they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms. 

Joseph’s coat of many colors was given to him as a gift by his father, Jacob. His father was also known as Israel and favored Joseph over his other brothers. Because of this gift, he was resented by his brothers, who saw the coat as a sign that Joseph would assume family leadership. 

Joseph is loved by Jacob but hated by his brethren. In Joseph’s history, we see something of Christ (a simile), who was first humbled and then exalted. It also shows about Christians, who must through many tribulations enter into the kingdom 

The merchants sold Joseph to an Egyptian named Potiphar who served as captain of Pharaoh’s guard. Joseph excelled in his service and was appointed as overseer of the house of Potiphar (Genesis 39). And the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake (Genesis 39:5). 

The life of Joseph gives a testament of the sovereignty and grace of God for those who live faithfully and righteously. Despite being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph remained faithful and trusted in God to deliver him from tribulation. Additionally, this story shows how God’s plan may not be obvious to our limited perspective but indeed 

“all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” 

(Romans 8:28) 

 Let us be inspired by the Bible story of Joseph to have faith through our trials, knowing that God will deliver us in the glory of His justice.

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