Profile of Joseph Essay

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Profile of Joseph

Joseph, son of Jacob, was surely destined for great things. Though his life consisted of many hardships, and ups and downs, he always got past them and lived a good life in the vision of God. His dreams took him very far, as he ended up with all of Egypt looking to him for help. Though he was a dreamer, he was also a very wise person, and this is what led him to great things. The first character trait that I see in Joseph is that he's very compassionate and emotional. There are several instances where he weeps for his family, and he cannot hold in his emotions. One such example is when he first sees Benjamin. He is reunited with his full brother after many years and is overcome by such emotion that he must
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Since God is always with Joseph, he is able to interpret dreams, and do so for two others in jail with him. When doing so, Joseph asks them to think of him when the dreams do come true and help him to be brought out of jail since he does not justly belong there. Once the one man is set free, he does not end up remembering poor Joseph, but Joseph does not lose faith or hope because he knows the Lord is always with him. Then two years later, the Pharaoh hears about this "dreamer", and asks Joseph to help interpret his dreams. Again Joseph does so, and this shows the Pharaoh that there is no other that could be blessed by God and so wise, so Pharaoh removes Joseph from jail and makes him his right-hand man. Another character trend that is also quite prominent in Joseph is his deep love for his family. Even in the beginning when his brothers would not even acknowledge his presence he cared for them deeply. In Genesis 37:17-18, he is sent out to find his brothers and does not stop searching until he indeed does find them. I don't believe his brothers at that point in time would do the same for him. Joseph was also a very an honest man. Potiphar's wife began courting him but he resisted saying "as long as I am here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, but has entrusted to me all he owns. He wields no more authority in this house than I do, and he has withheld from me nothing but yourself,

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