Genesis 37:2-14, 18-24, 28, 31-35
Joseph was Jacob’s best loved and most tried son. Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth. This chapter opens a long scene of suffering.
His piety led him to protest against the wrongdoing of his brethren. He would not join them in evil, nor aid them by concealing their evil deeds.
Whom God favours the ungodly are sure to dislike. The evil hate the righteous.
Genesis 37:34, 35
This was a very painful transaction, but let us. not forget that the Lord overruled it for the highest good.
Crosses and changes are their lot,
Long as they sojourn here;
But since their Saviour changes not,
What have his saints to fear?