A Biblical Answer to America’s Racial Divide

Joseph, the 11th son of Jacob and first son of Jacob’s chosen wife Rachel, served God’s purpose in the history of His covenant-people Israel by living as Jacob’s favorite son, being the oppressed son (by his brothers), becoming the son of his father’s sorrows, having the help of God through it all, and inheriting the birthright.

In his life story, and the related stories of his brothers, recorded in Genesis 37, 39-48, 34, 49 and 50, I summarize here several noted lessons that address the racial divide in the United States.