“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.” Gen 37:3-4.
Joseph received a coat of many colors from his father. This coat had great significance. In Middle Eastern culture, such a coat was a symbol of distinction, honor, and exaltation to possible heirs of the family legacy. Joseph immediately experienced jealousy and hatred from his brothers that almost led to his death.
Joseph, however, had a power working in him – the power of purpose. His brothers threw him in a pit but had to come back and rescue him; he was sold as a slave but ended up in Potiphar’s house for kingdom training; he was imprisoned but met his sponsors for his calling and purpose while in the prison. Purpose is powerful.
While in the prison he met a prison staff who later gave him a referral to the King of Egypt. Joseph received favor from God to go before the King to interpret his dreams. God gave Joseph superior wisdom for economic solutions in Egypt. The obvious grace and glory in Joseph made him attractive to the King and he was removed from prison and promoted to become the second most powerful man in Egypt.
Purpose is powerful. I declare to you today, “You will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. Psalm 118:17. Whatever you are going through, be strong in the Lord, and trust in saving power. Your battle is for a testimony and your purpose is more powerful that your enemies.
My God shall preserve His purpose in my life.
Read the Bible in One Year: Leviticus 6-7; Matthew 25:1-30