Genesis 44

  1. How do the actions of Joseph’s brothers in this chapter show a real change in them?
    Contrast their behavior towards their father and another beloved son in 37:18-31.
  2. Observe how in this second visit to Egypt Judah takes the lead; see 43:3, 8; 44:14, 16, 18.
    What qualities are revealed in his speech in verses 18-34?
    How does this teach us that we should not despair of anyone?
    See 37:26, 27; 38:1; Ps.119:59.