The Bible is full of stories about life that is lived through the eyes of the reader. These stories are not meant to be looked on as the truth of the matter, but rather as a way to make sense of what we are reading. By the same token, these stories are meant to be understood by us, the readers, and to allow us to understand what it really means to be a Christian.
To take one of the more colorful biblical stories, God’s first son, Joseph, is presented as the most rebellious of all the brothers. They all want to get out of the house and go do something, so to them it is a choice. But God says, “Do not be afraid.” Joseph looks to his brothers and replies, “I will be with you.
That’s Joseph, the son of Egyptian royalty who made a choice to come back home to Egypt only to be rejected by his brothers. As it turns out, Joseph was not just a rebellious son, but the son of royalty. He was the son of Pharaoh, the most powerful man on the earth at the time, who chose to come back home to Egypt only to be rejected by his brothers.
Joseph’s return home wasn’t just a rejection by his brothers, it was a rejection by God. Joseph was a rebellious son. He left his family and his culture and came home to Egypt because he was the son of royalty.
If Joseph was a rebellious son, why did he choose to come back home to Egypt? Why would he come back home when there are people who love him and care about him, who want to protect him? Joseph was a rebellious son, and now he’s a king. Maybe it was his mother’s urging, maybe his father’s urging, maybe his own desire.
We can’t get too specific about what Joseph wants because there a lot of possible interpretations and he may be a man who’s being led into the trap of idolatry. For example, Joseph was a rebellious son in Egypt. Maybe he was being led into that particular trap by someone who didn’t love him and want to protect him, but he didn’t go back home because he was a rebellious son. That’s a complicated idea and not really something we can answer.
Joseph could be a man who was being led into the trap of idolatry. There are several possible interpretations, but the most obvious is that Joseph was an idol worshipper, who idolatrously wanted the blessings and favors that he would receive from God. He may have been led into that trap by someone who wanted to get Joseph out of the way so they could worship him instead.
This interpretation is a bit more speculative, but it is possible that Joseph was not a rebellious son. Joseph was an idol worshipper, but he was not an idol worshipper who was worshipping himself. Maybe Joseph was being led into the trap by God as well. Joseph could be a man who was being led into the trap of idolatry, but he wasn’t an idol worshipper who was worshipping himself.
Joseph is a prophet in the Bible, so he was probably chosen by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Joseph was a man of God, which means he was chosen by God to be anointed king. In the New Testament, Jesus calls Joseph “Son of David,” so maybe Joseph was just anointed king by Jesus, but only after Joseph was anointed by God.
I don’t know about you guys, but I find 30 to be an apt number. Most of the time we use it to describe a time period in our lives, which is good because that describes this video quite well. But I think it’s kind of a general term for any number of things, so I’ve used it in this case to describe a variety of things.