In chapters 42-49, Joseph is reunited with his family. Due to the famine, Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt for help. Joseph goes through a process of verifying his brothers have changed their ways and forgives them for their treatment of him. In this chapter, Joseph’s father, Jacob, dies. His brothers are concerned that Joseph’s forgiveness of them is not real, so they lie to him about their father’s dying words. Joseph lets them know he sees God’s hand in all that has happened.
Will we be able to look back on our lives and see what God was doing? Will we see great things accomplished even in hardship? Will we see we were faithful to God even when it was hard?