Joseph's Faith

Joseph’s Faith – Book 3 in the Faith Series Devotionals

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Discover Jesus In the Amazing Life of Joseph From Genesis

Then learn from Joseph — the man who trusted God implicitly. The encouraging and moving life journey of Joseph — goat herder, slave, household manager, prisoner, dream interpreter, and finally governor (highest official next to the pharaoh) — are recorded in the Biblical book of Genesis to help us learn how to trust God completely with His plans for our lives.

In Joseph’s Faith, an in-depth Bible study of his life, Mary Jane Humes brings Egypt’s greatest governor alive. The lessons you learn from his struggles, integrity, and perseverance can be directly applied to your own life today.

Each day of this thought-provoking, 30-day devotional includes:

  • Suggested reading from Genesis about Joseph’s life.
  • Related Bible study and teaching with supporting scriptures.
  • Practical personal, present-day application.
  • Meditation on the similarities between Joseph and Jesus Christ.
  • Suggested personal prayer.

If you desire to learn from a biblical hero, study God’s Word using the King James Version of the Bible, grow deeper in your understanding of God’s loving control, and apply what Joseph learned about God in your own life, then this book is written for you. Don’t wait another minute to start. Your faith and hope will flourish exponentially!

Bottom line:

Joseph’s Faith is more than just a Genesis Bible study book. The life of Joseph as recoded in the book of Genesis is a beautifully inspired foreshadowing of Jesus before the gospels and Mary Jane Humes expertly brings this out in this daily devotional Bible study.

For anyone searching for Bible understanding made easy, or for resources to help with spiritual growth for women, look no further than the Faith Series devotionals.

Order Joseph’s Faith now and grow in your knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Using the King James Version of the Bible for the related Scripture verses, this series of KJV devotionals for women are an excellent resource for personal Bible study or even small groups.


What Readers Are Saying About Joseph’s Faith…

This study is different from others about Joseph because of the author’s unique style of writing. This was well worth 31 days of study.

~Willo from California

A good devotional to be ‘walked through’ Joseph’s life and have the parallels to Jesus’s pointed out, whilst learning how to apply the lessons personally.

~ Reader from Australia

Below is the first chapter of Joseph’s Faith. I hope you will enjoy it!

Day 1 – The Birth of Joseph

Daily Bible Reading: Genesis 30:1–24

Bible Lesson

Joseph’s father was Jacob, the patriarch of the children of Israel. It was from Jacob that all Jews throughout history had their origin.

Long before Jacob enjoyed this distinction, he was a man whose heart had been captured by the beautiful younger daughter of his boss, Laban, who was also his uncle. For his wages, Jacob asked only for the hand of the lovely Rachel in marriage. Laban agreed to their union, but only if Jacob would first serve him for seven years. Jacob, enraptured by Rachel, accepted the offer.

When the wedding day finally arrived, Jacob exchanged vows with his bride-to-be and took to his marriage bed his heavily veiled bride. However, in the morning light, he discovered that his now lawfully wedded wife was not Rachel but her older and not-as-attractive sister, Leah! To make matters “right,” Laban agreed that Jacob could wed Rachel also. In a bit more than a week, Jacob had not just one but two wives. However, Rachel held the more favored status.

Rachel, it was eventually discovered, could not have children; so Jacob turned his attention to Leah, who gave him four sons. Rachel wanted children and decided to give her servant to Jacob as his third wife but, most importantly, as a surrogate mother. Jacob agreed to this, and Rachel’s maid, Bilhah, gave him two more sons.

Leah thought this arrangement was a good idea after she stopped bearing children, so she also gave her servant girl Zilpah to Jacob so he could father more children. Zilpah gave Jacob two more sons. Afterward, Leah and Jacob had two more sons and a daughter together, while Rachel remained childless.

This family—consisting of one husband, four wives (two of whom were sisters, and two were slaves), two daughters, and ten sons—made for a blended but very dysfunctional family, producing anger, resentment, and even hatred. With tensions running high, Rachel finally got the wonderful news that she, too, would become a mother! Her first son was Joseph.

Joseph was excitedly welcomed by both his biological parents. However, his older brothers—who reflected the rejection, jealousy, and anger of Jacob’s other wives—did not see Joseph as a welcome addition to the family. But to Jacob, the first son of Rachel, Joseph, was the most favored of all his sons.

Joseph, a Type of Christ

Similar to Joseph, Jesus, too, was born into a dysfunctional family. While he had a loving mother and caring foster father, Jesus’s special birth made for some trying accusations in the future. Many people who knew Him knew His parents were not married when Mary was found with child and believed He was the product of fornication, making Him carry the stigma of being an illegitimate child throughout His entire earthly life.

Reflections

You may have experienced some very traumatic issues as a child in your own family—whether dysfunctional or not. Perhaps you were unloved, felt unwanted, grew up in foster care, or maybe experienced something even worse. Whatever you may have experienced in the past has influenced your present, but your troubled past does not have to determine your future.

You are going to make wrong decisions and do sinful things, but that does not mean you are destined to repeat your parents’ failings. Rather, you can learn from their mistakes and their struggles and determine that, with God’s help, you will not do the same things.

No matter where in life you find yourself as you read this devotional—whether you are married, single, or with or without children at home—as a Christian woman, it is your responsibility to nurture and maintain a good home life. It is the woman who sets the atmosphere of the home. The apostle Paul wrote that the older women are to teach the young women “to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed” (in Titus 2:4–5).

When a woman, no matter her age, follows these principles, she provides a loving, stable, protective, and nurturing environment for her children and her husband. A calm, loving family atmosphere in the home is a way to bring God glory. A chaotic home, with members who profess to be Christians but do not necessarily behave as such, sets a bad example.

The verses mentioned above indicate that a stable family is a distinction of Christianity. As society continues to unravel, the need to keep families intact and protected seems increasingly more difficult. Realizing this as a Christian woman gives you the challenging responsibility to do what you need to do in order to establish and maintain a harmonious and intact family unit.

Words From the Father

Deuteronomy 5:16 Honor thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. (KJV)

Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: (KJV)

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (KJV)

John 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. (KJV)

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. (KJV)

Prayer

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the family You placed me into. No matter what problems they had, and despite my having a less than perfect childhood, You knew me, You loved me, and You cared for me. Thank You for that. Thank You for all of the trials of my growing-up years, which shaped me and made me the person I am today. Help me to not be bitter against the adults in my life who were not kind to me. Help me, from this day forward, to be a wise woman and a good role model for both children and other adults. Help me to not repeat the wrongs I experienced, but rather use me and work through my life so I will be a source of healing and encouragement and point others to the freedom You alone can give. In Christ’s name I pray, Amen.