REFLECTION: remembering the main points
God sent Joseph ahead of the people to be their Saviour, therefore, how the people related to Joseph became crucially important. Joseph became:
- Egypt’s Help (He Purchased them)
- Israel’s Hope (He was their Provision in life and Jacob’s Promise in death)
DISCUSSION: helpful questions
- Why is how we relate to our Joseph (Jesus) of critical importance?
- Why can it be offensive to some, to say that Jesus is the only Saviour/ way to God?
- What gives us confidence that Jesus is who he claimed to be?
- Taking into consideration the account of the Egyptians coming to Joseph (v13-26), why do you think our Joseph needs to purchase us in order to truly help us?
- Notice the contrast between verse 13 and 27, why could the Israelites experience such blessing in the midst of famine? Can we experience the same? What does this look like?
- What is inspiring about Jacob’s perspective in the face of death (v 28-31)?
- What does our Joseph promise his followers in death?