The story of Joseph...
How could a group of brothers determine to kill their own flesh and blood? In today's culture, this could never be the norm. But is is. Mothers choose to kill their babies everyday. 4,000,000 of them.
The brothers sold him into slavery to descendants of Ishmael - Muslims. They hated the Jews, because generations earlier, Abraham made a very bad mistake and had a child who would grow to hate his half-brothers, the Jews.
Joseph's brothers deceived their dad, Jacob, by telling him the found Joseph's bloody coat. Jacob was called the deceiver. He deceived his father and stole his brother's birthright. What goes around comes around and results in generational dysfunction.
Joseph later deceived his brothers and pretended not to know them - more deception. Finally, he became transparent and honest and vulnerable and the devotion ended.
Generational dysfunctions. We are imprinted by, and impacted upon, our parents and grandparents and what they did. Will you let it continue or will you bring it to an end? It is your choice. You can stop it. Let it end right here right now. What dysfynctions in your family need to come to an end?
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