“Then your servant our father said to us, ‘As you know, my wife bore me two sons. One of them, however, disappeared, and I had to conclude that he must have been torn to pieces by wild beasts; I have not seen him since.’ ” —Genesis 44:27-28

Joseph made it look as if Benjamin stole a silver goblet from him. He used this supposed theft as a pretext to keep Benjamin with him. Judah explained to Joseph how losing Benjamin would kill their father. Finally, everything came to a head and Joseph revealed himself as their brother. ” ‘I am Joseph.’ He said to his brothers. ‘Is my father still in good health?’ But his brothers could give him no answer, so dumbfounded were they at him” (45:3).

Prayer: Father, bring to a head and heal any unresolved problems in my life.
Promise: “Fill the men’s bags with as much food as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the mouth of his bag.” —44:1

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