Summary: The Special Son
I. JOSEPH'S AFFECTION FROM HIS FATHER v.3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age ...
A. Because of his Birth Gen 30 v 22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: 24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.
1. "the son of his old age" - Perhaps Jacob counted Joseph's birth as being one with more special divine help
2. Jesus came into this world super-naturally, through the virgin birth
2. As an obedient son, he told his father of the evil deeds of his brethren
Heb 1 v.9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
C. Because of his Belief v. 5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. John 10:17 (quickview)  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
II. JOSEPH'S ADORNMENT BY HIS FATHER v.3 ... and he made him a coat of many colours. A. Jesus was adorned with Grace in His Ministry John 1:14 (quickview)  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Luke 4:22 (quickview)  And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?
B. Jesus was adorned with Godliness in His Mission 1Tim 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
C. Jesus was adorned with Glory in His Mediation Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
III. JOSEPH'S ANIMOSITY FROM HIS BRETHREN
Mr 10:33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
A. Because of the Words he Proclaimed 2Tim 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
John5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into