Summary: Third part in the television series, looks at various Bible Characters sins.

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Matthew 12:15-21

She is the queen of mean. The Cruella of the game show. She can be just plain nasty sometimes. While most game show hosts go out of their way to be nice to the contestants listen to some of the comments this woman has made to the guests on her show.

“Who is the alien from the planet incompetence?”

“Whose brain in that last round sadly expired?”

“Who’s the dark cloud with no silver lining?”

“Who’s in need of mental floss?”

“One of you needs to put out of your misery”

“Who is better suited to watching television than appearing on it?”

“Who has begun to look dangerously dim?”

Yikes, her name is Anne Robinson and she is the host of “The Weakest Link” yet another imported show from the shores of Great Britain. I’m sure that they are just getting back at North America for all the drivel we have sent their way through the years.

If you haven’t seen the show here’s a brief run down, it begins with eight contestants who are asked a series of timed questions accumulating or losing money depending on whether or not their answers are correct. At the end of each group of questions the contestants are asked to vote off the person they think is the weakest link and then the game continues, questions, voting, questions, voting until finally the are left with only two contestants who vie for the accumulated prize money, that could theoretically amount to a million dollars.

What if we were asked to find some of the weakest links in the Bible? Who would be voted off of the show?

His Name was Joseph and he began his life with a silver spoon in his mouth. His father was Jacob, Abraham’s Grandson, who had become a wealthy land owner and farmer and Joseph was his favourite son. From the time he was just a child it was evident that he was favoured, and perhaps a little bit spoiled, or actually perhaps a lot bit spoiled, actually there was no perhaps about it, he was daddy’s favourite and Daddy wasn’t afraid to show him or his other children how he felt about Joseph.

I don’t know what the final straw was, maybe it was the beautiful coat that his father bought him, or maybe it was when he had the dreams about his brothers bowing down to him and worshipping him. Maybe it was when the rest of his brothers had to tend the sheep out in the field and Joseph stayed at home. Or maybe it was just that opportunity presented itself. Joseph had gone out to the fields to check up on his brothers for his father, and the brothers saw their opportunity. The threw Joseph into a dried up well and then to add insult to injury they sold him into slavery.

From favourite son to slave and the story doesn’t end there. Joseph was taken to Egypt and was sold to a man named Potiphar. If we follow the story along we discover that Joseph was able to gain the trust of his master and eventually became manger of everything that Potiphar owned, but when he refused to give in to the advances of his masters wife she framed him for rape and he ended up in prison.

From favourite son to slave, from trusted servant to prisoner, you really know the path to downward mobility don’t you Joseph? Well it’s pretty obvious Joseph, You are the weakest link, goodbye.

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