Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Genesis 39:1 Joseph Arrives in Egypt

"Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt.  Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there."  (Genesis 39:1 NIV)


Did you ever wonder what was going on in Joseph's mind as he traveled down to Egypt with the Ishmaelites?  Did the traders treat him well, or cruelly mock his suffering?  Was he well-fed or half-starved on the long journey?  We are not given these details, but you can imagine how it must have felt to endure being sold by your own brothers and then going through the same humiliating process again once you reached Egypt.

Egypt must have seemed like another universe to this young man, who had probably never been so far from home.

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