Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, but rose to become the most powerful man in Egypt after Pharaoh. Could you have forgiven your family like Joseph did ? Here is a quick handout on forgiving those who have wronged you.

Genesis 44: 4

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.”.

Amazingly, in this passage, Joseph is able to see God’s hand in all of his circumstances. He tells his brothers not to worry or to fear for their lives. He did not seek revenge on them.

Joseph demonstrates that even when our own family members harm us, nothing can truly be “unforgivable” when you trust the Lord.

Answer for yourself and use for group discussion:

When have you felt wronged by someone in your life? _________________________________

Where you able to forgive the person or group of people who wronged you? _________________________________

Is there a person in your life, who when asked “Who has ever wronged you?” would answer your name? _________________________________

How would you feel if this person refuses to forgive you, and holds a grudge towards you? _________________________________

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