In Genesis 37 we start to read about Joseph. It is one of the biggest redemption stories in the Bible. See how it begins in the reading of Genesis 37-43. As you read, thin about what do all of these stories mean for us today? How do these stories and lessons apply to use today?

As we continue to walk thought Genesis, here are 3 lessons learned from these passages.

Change can happen

When we first met Judah in Genesis 37, he was one of the brothers who sold Joseph into slavery. Then, in Genesis 38 continues to make poor decisions. But, as the story of Joseph unfolds, we see that Judah changes. Continue to read through the story of Joesph and see how Judah changes and watch Brett’s devotional from Genesis 38 by clicking here.

God is with you, even in hard times

Joseph never had it easy. While he was Jacob’s favorite son, he was sold into slavery in Genesis 37. Then, even as he succeed in Genesis 39 by finding favor with Potiphar, Potiphar’s wife got Joseph sent to prison. Despite it all, God was still with Joseph and enabled him to succeed. Joseph remained faithful to God throughout it all and it will eventually pay off. Even in the toughest times in your life, stay faithful to God and see how He comes through for you. Watch the devotional on Genesis 39 here.

God can use you no matter where you are

genesisBetween the time Joseph was sold into slavery as a teenager and when he became 2nd in command of all of Egypt, he was a slave or in jail. Those were not very favorable situations for him. However, he kept trusting God and remained faithful to Him. And through all those times, he continued to be used by God. See how in this devotional. No matter where you are or what your situation is, seek God and be open to how He wants to use you. I’m sure Joseph didn’t imagine he would be helping people in prison. You can do amazing things for God’s glory when you trust and follow Him.


When we spend time with Christ daily it impacts us and others. That is why we want to provide opportunities for people to know God’s Truth and practically apply it to their lives. At New Life there are a variety of Bible reading plans you can be part of this year. You can be part of the Genesis Series by texting “Genesis” to 703-454-5990 or you can find other devotionals with more in-depth descriptions of each one here.

What are you learning from Genesis 37-43? How have you been encouraged? Share below.