Summary: We can learn from God's people.
The Habits of Heavens Heroes - Joseph
Rom 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience [ cheerful / hopeful endurance] and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
Habit - A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition
Gen 37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
Gen 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.
Gen 37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
Immature whiner tattle tale wrong motivation tearing others down to lift himself up
Gen 37:6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
Gen 37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
Gen 37:8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
- 1 he was a dreamer
Gen 37:11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
Prideful too sure of his own abilities and greatness had an enlarged ego
Gen 37:13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.
Gen 37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
Gen 37:17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
Gen 37:18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
Gen 37:19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
Bahal married to owned by mastered by
2. married to / mastered by Gods dream
Gen 37:20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
His coat that was given by his father was the 1st thing taken by the brethren
Favor ministry gifts is what the enemy wants of you then they cast him into a lonely empty hungry pit away from everyone else
Joseph dreame a dream and his brothers hated him then
Israel josephs father rebuked joseph for dreaming
Then they sold him into slavery
-sold to ishmaelites
- then sold to potiphar [dedicated to the sun god]
Gen 39:4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
Gen 39:5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
Gen 39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favored.
- 3.pleasant and attractive behaviour
because joseph worked there they were blessed
4.he was 100% trustworthy they never had to check on joseph
-when you make a mark in the spirit you gain heavens earths and hells attention
Gen 39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
Gen 39:8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master knoweth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
Gen 39:9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?