In Genesis 37 the biblical narrative shifts from Jacob to his son Joseph. Joseph is the son of Rachel, the wife he loved most. Because of this, Joseph finds himself favored and loved more than his other brothers. This favoritism led Joseph’s brothers to hate him. Yet, for as much as the rest of Genesis is about Joseph, it’s more about God and what he is doing.
God works in the midst of crazy circumstances to ultimately orchestrate the survival of his chosen people. The hatred exhibited by Joseph’s brothers is used by God to accomplish his goal and how he will fulfill the dreams given to Joseph. This begins with God sparing Joseph by having him sent into slavery, instead of being killed.
If you look back, do you see times when God sovereignly intervened in your life?