All of Scripture declares that God’s hand is active in shaping our every affair, from our deepest trials to our loftiest triumphs. Few stories declare this theme more powerfully than the dramatic account of Joseph, son of Jacob. Through this seminal tale of jealousy, betrayal, faithfulness, and astonishing forgiveness, the Bible invites us to rejoice in God’s divine sovereignty and providential care for those whom He loves.
In volume one of this series, Alistair Begg leads us through Joseph’s early life, demonstrating how his trials, struggles, and unexpected rise to power displayed God’s perfect provision. Born into a troubled family, betrayed at his brothers’ hands, enslaved, imprisoned, and then raised up to Pharaoh’s right hand, Joseph exemplifies how God works all things together for our good and His glory. Through God’s abundant providence, we too may cast unbelief aside and trust in the only One whose plan is perfect.
In volume two of this series, Alistair Begg examines Joseph’s journey from the heights of worldly influence to the lasting legacy of his final days. His could have been a story rife with bitterness and vengeance. Instead, being grounded in faith, Joseph trusted in God’s providence and promises, regardless of his circumstances. Like Christ Himself, Joseph’s view of the world was framed by God’s divine purpose, enabling him to forgive genuinely, live correctly, and die without fear. Will we follow his example?