Conviction of Sin
God’s grace has allowed Joseph to forget suffering in his father’s house, but God’s grace has not forgotten his father’s house. The need is great. Simeon and Levi led the murder of the Shechemites. Reuben slept with Jacob’s concubine in a play for the throne. Judah impregnated a fake prostitute who ended up being Tamar, his daughter-in-law. And ten of Joseph’s brothers hated, assaulted, and sold him into slavery. God loves sinners, and therefore will not leave them alone. Joseph left Israel a long time ago, but now God brings Israel to him.