The scriptures turn their attention back to the life of Joseph in Genesis 39. Genesis 37 revealed that Joseph had been sold into Egyptian slavery, sold in particular to an officer of Pharaoh, Potiphar. Genesis 39:1 reminds us of this event after telling us the unseemly matters concerning Judah in Genesis 38. What a sorrowful position to be in for Joseph! He was so hated by his brothers that they wanted to kill him. But God spared Joseph’s life for God was going to use Joseph for his purposes.
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