Joseph was the firstborn son of a first family like many of our sons. In Joseph’s case, it was the children of the second family, and their mother most likely, that desired to kill him or eliminate him in some way. In many of our sons’ cases; it is their own father, the “step-mother”, and the children of the second family that succeed in eliminating them from their natural family position and from their father’s life and family. Our children from the first family have little to no support in reconciling with the second family because their own fathers are working against them. Our children, and especially our sons, must suffer much for their father’s adultery, their step-mother’s adultery, and sometimes, even their own mother’s adultery with an adulterous “step-father”. They all look around in disbelief that there is any problem at all! Wake up, you that are asleep while trying to appear awake!
Genesis 43:29-30, When Joseph’s half-brothers arrived in Egypt to get grain and feed for their animals during the drought, they came to him without knowing who he was. “And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’ son, and said, is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son. And Joseph made haste for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.”
Genesis 45:1-2, “Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him and he cried, Cause every man to go out from him, And there stood no man with him, While Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. And he wept aloud; and the Egyptians and the house of Pharoah heard.”
Genesis 50:1, “And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.”
Genesis 50:16-21, “And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, So shall ye unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.”