May 10, 2013 • Genesis 41-50
One of the ideas that people really seem to cling to is that if you're good and obedient and virtuous, God will reward you with blessing-- happiness, a peaceful life, comfortable circumstances. This, despite all experience to the contrary, not to mention all the contrary evidence of scripture; to take just one obvious example, today on Groundwork we look at the life of Joseph. Seized by his own flesh and blood, the members of his clan who should have been his defenders and protectors, stripped of his beautiful, multi-colored coat, thrown into a dry hole, hauled out and sold to a passing caravan of traders, Joseph eventually ends up in Egypt. And that was just the beginning of his troubles.