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Genesis 37 - Key

v31

And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;

I noticed how Joseph was destined to be killed, but the goat was killed instead of him, and the goat's blood was like a substitute for his blood. That reminded me of how Jesus Christ dying and shedding his blood on the cross is like the sacrifice of a lamb, a substitute for our sins.

Application

v33
And he knew it, and said, [It is] my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

Jacob assumed those things, but he was mistaken. I'll work on not being a pessimist.

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