by Ronnie Floyd

Genesis 30-50
Dr. Ronnie W. Floyd
If you have your Bibles today turn with me to the book of Genesis, please. Genesis 30.
We are in a series of eight great men of the Bible. This is the second week of that series. Last
Sunday morning we talked on the person of Abraham. Today we are going to teach on the person
of Joseph.
Abraham had a son named Isaac. Isaac had two son named Jacob and Esau. Jacob, who
became known as Israel, had twelve sons. Therefore, they were known as the twelve sons of Jacob
or the twelve of Israel, the twelve tribes of Israel. The last son being born, his name was Joseph.
So, I have tried to give you that quick lineage there, if you can catch that. Then today we are
going to be dealing with Joseph.
If you will look with me to Genesis 30:24. Let's read verse 22. Jacob's wife's name was
Rachel. The Bible says: "And God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her
womb. So she conceived and bore a son and said, 'God has taken away my reproach.' And she named
him Joseph, saying, 'May the Lord give me another son.' The name Joseph means in scripture "May
He [Jehovahi add." Or it simply means adding.
Here we see Rachel's prayer being heard. Rachel's prayer being answered and that is
"May the Lord give me another son." That son's name is Joseph which means "May Jehovah add."
So, Jehovah was faithful and Jehovah God added to their family.
We come now to the second person who was of outstanding nature in all the Bible. From
here through the remainder of Genesis we see the story of the life, the person named Joseph. More
chapters are devoted to Joseph than to Abraham or Isaac.
Now, I want to ask you this morning in your belief, those of you who may know the Bible
better than some of us others, I want to ask you something. Why would Joseph receive such
prominence in scripture? Why did Joseph receive such prominence in scripture?
I believe there are two reasons why. First, was be ...

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