Joseph: Leader in Egypt (Genesis 37 – 50)
Jacob’s sons, for the most part, have very little commitment to God’s call on them as a nation. They sell their brother Joseph as a slave, and he is taken to Egypt. Because of Joseph’s righteousness, he rises to become a great leader in Egypt. During a severe famine, his family comes to Egypt for food, is reunited with Joseph, and as a result, enjoys peace and comfort. After Joseph dies, however, his people are enslaved for the next four hundred years. This time of trial sharpens the spiritual hunger of the Hebrew people, and they cry out to God for deliverance.
Taken from 30 Days to Understand the Bible by Max Anders.