Posted by: Deanna
I have been reading through the Bible lately and last week I started on my fifth time through.
Today I was reading Genesis 37 and the wording describing Jacob’s favoritism for Joseph caught my eye. It says that “Jacob loved Joseph more because he was the son of his old age.” It had never really occurred to me that Joseph was the spoiled little brother.
I like to sometimes try to imagine how it was to really be in the situations that they were. For example, I try to imagine what it was like for Joseph’s brothers to really know it was true when they said “Awww, Dad just likes him best because he’s youngest.” And I wonder, what would Joseph think if he knew that three thousand years later, people would still think of him as “The baby of the family”?