Genesis 42

  1. What was the motive of Joseph’s apparent harshness towards his brethren?
    For his real feelings, see verses 24, 25. Have we here an illustration of the methods that God also uses?
    Cf. Heb. 12:6, 11; Jer. 31:18, 19.
  2. What brought the brothers to the recognition of their guilt?
    See Verse 21.
  3. How mistaken was the attitude of Jacob in verse 36! What many we learn from this about our own attitude when everything seems against us?
    Cf. Ps. 43:5; Phil. 4:6, 7.