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Leadership qualities of Joseph that can transform your life

len Alfred Ajibola - 11th February, 2019 @ 09:16 AM

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Academic Questions in CRS

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Jesus was born specifically in _____.

  • A. Jerusalem

  • B. Bethlehem

  • C. Nazareth

  • D. Israel

  • E. Capernaum

  • F. Calvary

And the angel came to her, and said: Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women (Luke 1:28). Who was this angel?

  • A. Michael

  • B. Gabriel

  • C. Raphael

  • D. Uriel

  • E. Ariel

  • F. Muriel

Concerning the biblical account of first human disobedience, which of the following statement is false?

  • A. The snake began its temptation by asking the woman: 'Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?'

  • B. The snake lied to the woman that she won't die when she eats the fruit

  • C. The woman ate the fruit because she she saw how beautiful the tree was and how good its fruit would be to eat

  • D. The woman ate the fruit and gave some to her husband, after which they were given understanding

  • E. The fruit eaten by the woman was an apple and it looked pleasing to the eye

  • F. The snake was the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made

That same evening when Adam and Eve ate the fruit in middle of the garden, What was God's first action?

  • A. God called out to Adam and Eve

  • B. God cursed the serpent, Adam and Eve respectively

  • C. God called out to man and asked him: 'Where are you?'

  • D. God expressed his disappointed to Adam

  • E. God declared his anger to man

  • F. God called out to Adam and Eve and punished them immediately

The snake in the garden of Eden began it's temptation on Eve by _____.

  • A. Telling her she would be wise

  • B. Telling her she won't die when she eats the fruit

  • C. Telling her she will be like God

  • D. Asking her a simple question

  • E. Showing her the beauty of the fruit

  • F. Suggesting that she doesn't know what she's missing

God knows all things, even your secret and deepest thoughts. This attribute of God is termed _____.

  • A. Omniscient

  • B. Self existence

  • C. Omnipotent

  • D. Wisdom

  • E. Omnipresent

  • F. Omniknowledge

The following are attributes of God except _____.

  • A. Jealousy

  • B. Asiety

  • C. Incomprehensibility

  • D. Immutability

  • E. Impeccability

  • F. Options A through E are correct

_____ is the first son of Jacob.

  • A. Benjamin

  • B. Reuben

  • C. Gideon

  • D. Joseph

  • E. Seth

  • F. Absalom


Joseph:

Every christian will pass through one form of suffering or another and Joseph in the old testament is not an exception. He went through a series of tests and temptations during his lifetime; yet he remained steadfast in his faith in God.

Joseph is the 11th son of Jacob out of 12 brothers. He is so loved by his father because he was born when his father was in his old age. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated the young innocent boy (Joseph). Meanwhile, his dad made a special coat for him.


According to the bible (Genesis 37), Joseph is a dreamer boy. Also he is an excellent interpreter of dreams. This gift of his further made him an object of envy and hate amongst his brothers.

Out of envy, his brothers decided to kill him but God saved his life through one of them named Reuben. Reuben is the firstborn of Jacob's 12 children.

Note: Envy as a capital sin is always accompanied with many other sins, for instance, lies and hatred and murder.


Joseph was stripped of his coat, put into a dry well and later sold to some merchant men. His brothers conspired against him by staining his coat in the blood of a goat, before presenting it to their father. Their father became heart broken because he believed his favorite son 'Joseph' had been killed by a wild animal. With this very act, Joseph knew he had been betrayed by those he loved.

Please read on beauty of suffering here


Joseph was sold to some merchants and later became a slave in Egypt (after the merchant men sold him to Potipher, an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard in Egypt). Joseph was diligent in all he did and his actions prospered the house of Potipher.

Please read on the true meaning of honesty here


By looks, Joseph is a handsome young man and Potipher’s wife could not take her seductive eyes off him. She made a series of sexual advances towards Joseph but he clearly refused her in all the attempts she had made. Joseph showed discipline and fear of the Lord during this period of temptation.

After failed attempts to seduce Joseph, she finally got hold of a piece of Joseph’s garment when Joseph ran away from her sexual seduction. She became furious, perhaps afraid that Joseph might report her to Potipher, her husband. She therefore lied to Potipher that Joseph attempted to seduce her and she ran away grabbing a piece of Joseph’s clothing. She showed Potipher the cloth as a proof of her lies. For this reason, Potipher imprisoned Joseph.


Joseph had always prospered every where he found himself, and the prison is not an exception. Even in the prison, the warden promoted him by putting him in charge of all the prisoners.

Please read on the attribute and benefits of honesty here

While in prison, the chief butler and the chief baker had a dream. They explained their dreams to Joseph; both of which he correctly interpreted.

To the chief butler, he interpreted that:

Pharaoh will return him to his previous position.

To the chief baker, he interpreted that:

He will be hung to death and the birds will eat his remains.

However, he told the butler to remember him when he regains his freedom. His interpretation of both dreams came to pass.


Pharaoh, the king of Egypt had two dreams that were mysterious to him. He sent for all his magicians to interpret the dreams but none was able. He was told about Joseph, the great interpreter of dreams (perhaps by the released chief butler). Pharaoh ordered men to bring forth Joseph. He narrated his dreams to Joseph:

I saw seven fat, beautiful cows. Then I saw seven very thin and bony cows. And the thin ones ate up the fat cows.

In my second dream I saw seven heads of full, ripe grain growing on one stalk. Then I saw seven thin, dried-out heads of grain. And the thin heads of grain began to swallow up the seven good heads of grain


Joseph interpreted both dreams thus:

The two dreams have got the same meaning.

The seven fat cows and the seven full heads of grain mean seven years, and the seven thin cows and the seven thin heads of grain mean seven more years.

There will be seven years of plenty (when a lot of food will grow in Egypt). Then there will be seven years of famine (when there will very little food).


Joseph advised Pharaoh to create a great store of food during the time of plenty so as to compensate for the lack of food in the time of famine. Joseph was elevated to oversee this office, making him the second in command throughout Egypt.

God used Joseph to save and prosper Egypt through the gift of interpreting dreams. When the time of famine came, the Land of Egypt had enough food in store.


The other sons of Jacob came to Egypt to get food from the man in charge 'Joseph'. Joseph showed compassion and mercy towards them. He repaid their evil with good. God used him to save their lives. After some time, he (Joseph) was restored back to his father Jacob who is a very old man by now.

Please read on the God's mercy and compassion here

 

Qualities of Joseph that made him a leader in Egypt

From the summary of the above story, some of Joseph's qualities were highlighted in darkred.

Below are some other qualities of Joseph that made him a great leader in Egypt:

  • Discipline: Joseph had every chance to commit sin with the King’s wife when he was tempted. However, because he had discipline over his body, he said no and eventually had himself imprisoned.

  • Faithfulness: Joseph is a man of great faith. He believed completely in God and would rather suffer his body than to gratify it in adultery.
    He also proved his faith in Potipher’s business, showing that he can be trusted.
    Please read on consequences of Adam and Eve's unfaithfulness here

  • Humility: Even though he was the 11th child of his father’s old age, he remained humble to his brothers when they hated him. His humility is one virtue that made him a great leader in Egypt.
    Please read on the early years of Jesus here

  • Gracious: Joseph was gracious to his brothers who betrayed him. He showed compassion and mercy in their time of greatest need. He gave them food and forgave them during the time of severe famine.

  • Selfless: He gave his time to the service of others, interpreting dreams and helping them to successfully manage their affairs. This made him promoted in every situation he found himself, whether as a slave, a prisoner or a free man.


Other qualities of Joseph includes:

  • Hardworking
  • Fear of the Lord
  • Interpreter of Dreams
  • Merciful and Compassionate
  • Patience

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Amazing facts in CRS

There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible

Mahershalalhashbaz is the longest word in the Bible

The shortest verse of the Bible is John 11:35. It reads:

Jesus wept

 

The longest verse in the bible is Esther 8:9. It reads:

Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language

The last word in the Bible is 'Amen'.

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen

Revelation 22:21

The shortest verse in the bible is found in John chapter 11 verse 35. It reads:

Jesus wept

If you translate 'Jesus' from Hebrew directly to English, the correct translation will be 'Joshua'. The name Jesus was actually a translation from Hebrew, to Greek, to Latin and finally, English


NOTABLE POINTS IN CRS

God created human beings for the following reasons:

  1. To know Him

  2. To love Him

  3. To serve Him

  4. To be happy with Him forever

Our first parent, Adam and Eve enjoyed a life of complete happiness before they committed sin. They never knew what pain nor sorrow was until they disobeyed God. In short, both were perfect beings until they committed the sin of disobedience against God.

Disobedience may simple be defined as the failure to obey rules, command or someone in authority.

Adam and Eve were the first human beings to disobey God.

Please read more on the biblical account of first human disobedience here

Adam and Eve were able to commit sin (disobey God's command) because God had given them that special gift of free will.

The events written in Genesis 3:1-13 presents the story of the first human disobedience.

Now the snake was the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made. The snake asked the woman, 'Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?'

Genesis 3:1

Moral Lesson: The devil can come in any form and can tempt any man, woman, boy or girl, as far as he or she is of the age of reasoning.

Sometimes, satan creeps into one's life by asking simple questions. Notice that the snake (satan) did exactly this when it approached Eve to tempt her. To this end, we need to be at alert prayerfully because the evil one can tempt any human in any situation, place and at any point in time

Attributes of God is defined as those characteristics that has to do with God.

The attributes of God will aid us to better understand who God is. It is important to state that no one has a complete knowledge of God's attributes.

Jesus is the true image of the unseen God and he shares completely all the attributes of God. Those who were with Jesus in his time saw the attributes of God in him according to how he acted, loved and forgave.

Fortunately, we have all experienced one attribute of God or another in our daily lives. Infact, you are alive today (and able to read this write-up) simply because of the attributes of God resting upon you.

Below are some of God's attributes:

  • God is sovereign

  • God is love

  • God is merciful

  • God is self-existent, infinite and immortal

  • God is completely independent

  • God is always good

  • God is immutable

  • God is perfectly wise

  • God is trinity

  • God is impeccable

  • God is self-sufficient

  • God is faithful

  • God is gracious

  • God is omniscient

  • God is omnipotent

  • God is omnipresent

  • God is jealous

  • God is just

  • God is holy

  • God is glorious

  • God is incomprehensible

Please read the explanations on God's attributes with relevant bible verses here

Joseph (in the old testament of the bible) is the 11th son of Jacob out of 12 brothers. He is so loved by his father because he was born when his father was in his old age. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated the young innocent boy (Joseph). Meanwhile, his dad made a special coat for him.

According to the Bible (Genesis 37), Joseph is a dreamer boy (and also an excellent interpreter of dreams). This gift of his further made him an object of envy and hate among his brothers.

Out of envy, his brothers decided to kill him but God saved his life through one of them named Reuben. Reuben is the firstborn of Jacob's 12 children.

Please read more on Joseph's story here