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The Pit Before the Palace Part IV – The Cover-up!!

Hey Neighbor! 

-For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me (Job 3:24)

Jacob’s 10 sons had just human trafficked their little brother, Joseph into a life of slavery!!

How could they possibly go home to their father, Jacob without returning with his beloved son, Joseph??

Well once again, Jacob’s wicked sons conspired together, and concocted their ‘cover-up.’

They decided to send forth Joseph’s tattered coat, dipped in the blood of a ‘kid’ or baby goat, to their father – asking Jacob to confirm whether or not the coat was that of Joseph’s.

Now- Of course these boys knew this coat- they knew it so well, that they could have identified it while wearing a blind fold!!

You see, they had gone back home, deceptively pretending that they had not even set eyes on Joseph- at all!! 

And as they were approaching home, it just so happened that they had found what  ‘may or may not’ be Joseph’s colorful coat along the roadside. 

They callously left it up to Jacob to make the tragic assumptions, after having confirmed the remains of his son’s coat. 

Yes!! Jacob filled with dread and fear, after seeing the blood soaked coat, did assume and confirm the worst.

As a parent myself, I believe this was confirmation of Jacob’s worst fear- that he would have to bury one of his children!! Sadly, there were no bodily remains to bury, only the torn and tattered coat. 

Jacob perceived that his son Joseph had been violently slain and torn to pieces by some ferocious animal, and now Jacob’s heart was torn to pieces as well. 

-And all his sons and daughters attempted to console him, but he refused to be comforted and said, I will go down to Sheol (the place of the dead) to my son mourning. And his father wept for him. (Genesis 37:35)

Scripture says that Jacob refused to be comforted by his sons and his daughters. I would imagine that he accepted no comfort from amongst his wives either.

As Jacob began to mourn the loss of his young son, he fell into a prolonged state of depression and despair. He would not wash his face, nor would he anoint his head with oil.

How could Jacob’s sons bear to see their father this way

DAY— AFTER—DAY!!

How could they continue on with this charade and live out this lie for 15 years, never bowing down to confess how cruel they were to Joseph, nor admitting to their father the truth about Joseph’s potential whereabouts. 

Even Shechem, who was not a ‘son’ of The Promise had repented from his cruel treatment of Dinah and confessed his sin to his own father Hamor and also to Jacob- begging for grace and favor! 

But not Jacob’s wicked sons!! 

They had bequeathed no mercy to Shechem, Joseph, nor to their father in his time of mourning. 

They had made a pact amongst themselves to take their truth to the grave. Their never ending  ‘cover up’ was liken to a window of hope, violently shut before Jacob’s eyes. 

If only they had repented and revealed the truth that Joseph was still alive, then Jacob could have held on to a scrap of hope that one day his longing eyes would once again see his son’s beautiful face.

But No!! 

Jacobs’s sons were contented to leave their father heartsick and broken hearted. 

But Our God is a mender of broken hearts and a Revealer of Truth!!

He binds up our wounds and cures our pains and sorrows!! (Psalm 147:3)

You see, God had a balm of mercy for Old Jacob, and he lathered him down with the Truth, even in the midst of a famine!! 

Yes! There was a lack of food in Jacob’s tent, due to a great famine, but the lack of love in this tent was far greater!!  

But God loved Jacob and cause the truth to revealed – by means of this same famine- that Joseph had been spared by God’s grace, in order that he might spare others, during the Famine. 

Although Joseph’s wicked brothers had spoken cruelly to him, threw him into the pit, and had sold him into slavery, God in His Love and Abundant Mercies had caused all these things to work together for Joseph’s good!!

God had rescued Joseph, sending him ahead of the famine and setting him upon a throne to dispense food to the hungry during a world wide famine. 

Only God’s Truth could remove and destroy the heavy yoke of the Lies that the boys had placed on their father’s neck!!

God was Jacob’s only viable source of Comfort!!

God had wiped the tears from Jacob’s eyes and had awakened him from his extended state of despair!! 

Yes!! Joseph was now ‘Lord of the Land’ in Egypt- living in the Palace- and when hungry men had traveled to Egypt, in search of food, they were required to bow their knee before Joseph, The son of Jacob!!

Amongst the many hungry men who had traveled to Egypt- hungry and desperate for sustenance- were Joseph’s 10 humbled, knee-bowed brothers, as well.

‘The Dreamer’s’ dream had come to pass and had been confirmed before their eyes!!

God had given Joseph a dream of foresight into the future, and unlike his brother’s, God had also given Joseph a Loving and Forgiving Heart. 

Jacob forgave his brothers trespass, as they kneeled before him, saying:

  • Fear not; for am I in the place of God? [Vengeance is His, not mine.] As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day (Genesis 50:19)

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Until Next Time, Remember…

God Loves 💕You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Solution Saturday- Trivia Answers for Whose Dream is This??

Hey Neighbor! 

Today is Solution Saturday- which means we have Answers for Our Trivia Thursday!!

I really wanna Thank Eva N. from her ‘WitnessForJesus’ Blog. Not only did she join the ‘CareBibleStudy’ Blog this week as a new follower, but she also forwarded all 5 correct Answers for Our Trivia Thursday!!

Yay!!👏👏👏👏

I was so Elated and Greatly Encouraged!!😄

Hey Eva!!💕Thanks so Much for your Sweet Words of Encouragement!! 

Here is Eva’s Blog- If You Like, Go check her out!! 

So How well did You do with ’Whose Dream is This??’ 

Did you have Fun??

Now don’t forget, when You have more time to dig deeper into your bibles, be sure to read further into the supporting scriptures (listed), so that you can locate Jacob’s interpretation for each of these dreams.  

I’ve also included those verses in the support (listed) for You.

Enjoy!!

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Here are Your Answers!! 

1. Who dreamed about 3 branches on a vine? 

Answer: Butler

Support: Genesis 40:9-13 

2. Who dreamed about 3 cake baskets on his head? 

Answer: Baker

Support: Genesis 40:16-19

3. Who dreamed about 7 handsome cows and 7 ugly cows? 

Answer: Pharoah 

Support: Genesis 41:41 (entirety)

4. Who dreamed about 7 plump ears of corn and seven thin ears of corn? 

Answer:  Pharoah (again)

Support: Genesis 41:41 (entirety)

5. Who dreamed about 11 stars, 1 sun, and 1 moon? (This one is easy!!)

Answer: Joseph (Of Course😄)

Support: Genesis 37:9-11

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I really hope You guys are enjoying These!!

And just in case You need a little Encouragement today, Here is a ‘CareBiBleStudy’ Throwback for You!!

It’s Titled- ‘Send up a Smoke Signal.’

It’s a Really Cute Short Story…

https://carenrcinesl.wordpress.com/?p=391

Got Any Ideas for Next Week’s Trivia Thursday?? 

If so, let me know!! 

Next week we will visit Part 4 of our ‘Pit Before the Palace Series,’ where Jacob’s sons will attempt a ‘cover-up’ for their crime!! 

Until Next a Time, Remember…

God Loves 💕You and So Do I!!

– Tam

Thanks for Stopping by!!

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Bible Trivia Answers- Jacob’s Sons!!

Hey Neighbor, 

Today I have Bible Trivia Answers for you!!

Not only were these fun, but they were also insightful.

If you have been studying along with us, I’m pretty sure you have also come to the conclusion that most of Jacob’s sons were rather scandalous, with the exception of the 2 sons that Jacob had with Rachel – Joseph and Benjamin. 

And although Joseph was mistreated and rejected in his Father’s household- not by Jacob, but his brothers- Joseph will once again be UPGRADED to most valuable player in his next household, until Potiphar’s scandalous wife comes along!! 

Here’s more on that Story!!

How To Get  An Upgrade from  God!!


For Today – Answers!

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  1. Which 2 sons murdered their sister’s Fiancé? 

Answer: Simeon and Levi

Support: Genesis 34:25-26

2. Which son slept with his daughter-in-law?

Answer: Judah

Support: Genesis 38:16-17

3. Which son slept with his father’s wife/his step-mother? 

Answer: Reuben

Support: Genesis 35:22, Genesis 49:3-4

4. Which son was held in prison as a ransom? 

Answer: Simeon

Support: Genesis, 42:19-20, Genesis 42:24

5. Which son decided to sell Joseph to a caravan of merchants. 

Answer: Judah

Support: Genesis 37:26-27

6. Which 2 boys were adopted as Jacob’s own? 

Answer: Manasseh and Ephraim

Support: Genesis 48:5

7. Which son’s name meant ‘making to forget?’

Answer: Manasseh

Support: Genesis 41:51

8. Which son’s name meant ‘to be fruitful?’

Answer: Ephraim

Support: Genesis 41:52

9. Which son was named by his father? 

Answer: Benjamin

(Benjamin’s mother, Rachel died in childbirth.)

Support: Genesis 35:18-19

10. Which 4 son’s did Joseph tattle on? 

Answer: Bilhah’s 2 sons – Dan and Naphtali + Zilpah’s 2 sons – Gad and Asher

Support: Genesis 35:25, Genesis 37:2

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For Support, I intentionally listed the Chapter and Verse(s) only; so go ahead and grab your Bibles and check these out!! 

Again- This is excellent reading!!

In my opinion, no book in the Bible tells such good stories as Genesis does – I love Genesis!! 

Thanks for stopping By!! 

Next week – ‘The Pit Before the Palace Part 3- It’s A Trap!!’

Until Next a Time, Remember…

God Loves 💕You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Bible Trivia Thursday- Jacob’s Sons!!


Hey Neighbor, 

It’s Trivia Thursday!! 

Aren’t You excited?? 

For the last 2 weeks, we have been studying in The book of Genesis, Chapter 37. Our Lesson is titled, ‘The Pit Before Palace’ – Part 1 & 2 

The Pit Before the Palace – Part 1

The Pit Before the Palace- The Dysfunctional Family!!

As you can see, we’ve learned quite a bit about Joseph, his dad Jacob, and we’ve heard more than an ‘earful’ about Jacob’s scandalous sons. 

Well…Today let’s see how much you recall about Jacob’s sons- Or if you haven’t learned much about his 12 sons yet, Go check it out in Genesis 37-50. 

It’s Excellent Reading on Cold, snowy day!! 

Enjoy!! 

Here’s Todays Trivia

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Jacob’s sons

  1. Which 2 sons murdered their sister’s Fiancé? 
  2. Which son slept with his daughter-in-law?
  3. Which son slept with his father’s wife/his step-mother? 
  4. Which son was held in prison as a ransom? 
  5. Which son decided to sell Joseph to a caravan of merchants. 
  6. Which 2 boys were adopted as Jacob’s own? 
  7. Which son’s name meant ‘making to forget?’
  8. Which son’s name meant ‘to be fruitful?’
  9. Which son was named by his father? 
  10. Which 4 son’s did Joseph tattle on? 

Grab your Bibles and Have Fun!! 

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Until Next a Time, Remember…

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

Thanks for Stopping By!! 

Don’t forget to Share The CareBibleStudy Blog with YOUR Family, Friends, Co-Workers and Your Neighbors also –
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