JOSEPH’S DREAMS STORY
TEXT: Genesis 37:2-11
MEMORY VERSE: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matthew 5:44).
The Sons Of Jacob
Jacob had twelve sons, and the name of the one next to the youngest was Joseph. Joseph’s father was now an old man and he was very fond of his young son. The brothers claimed that their father loved Joseph more than he loved them, since Joseph was given a coat of many beautiful colours by his father. He was a better person, maybe, than they were. The brothers were jealous of Joseph and despised him so much, which was a terrible thing for them to do. The brothers must love each other.
Dream by Joseph
Perhaps it was because God wished to help Joseph in the years to come, when he was in great trouble, that he had given Joseph some strange dreams. He dreamed that his brothers’ grain would bend in front of Joseph’s grain while the brothers were in the field harvesting grain. He dreamed, too that the sun, the moon and the stars were bowing down to him. When Joseph told his brothers his dreams, he was despised even more by them. The dreams meant they knew that they the older brothers, must bow down before their little bother. And Joseph’s father did not seem to understand that God had granted his dreams.
This story continues here – Joseph was sold coloring page