• Judah’s wife dies, and he has not kept his word to Tamar and given her his third son. When she sees this she decides to take matters into her own hands. If she can’t have a child by the son, she will have it by the father. She pretends to be a prostitute in order to trap her father-in-law. But […]

  • Perhaps to show up more clearly the godliness of Joseph, we are given this chapter about his brother Judah’s wicked decisions. Judah foolishly becomes friends with one of the Canaanite men, leaving behind his father’s family who believe in God and surrounding himself with unbelievers. Perhaps if Jacob had not been so consumed by his thoughts of Joseph’s death, he […]

  • Joseph will soon be missed, so his brothers are going to have to come up with a lie to cover up what they have done. Even Reuben, who wanted to deliver Joseph, goes along with this lie. We have all learned from Adam to try to cover up our sin, instead of confessing it to God. Once we commit one […]