Although Joseph recognised his brothers,
they did not recognise him …
They did not realise that Joseph could understand them.
It was hardly surprising that Joseph’s brothers did not recognise in this powerful figure of authority, the frightened youth they had sold to slave traders so many years previously. Nor realise that Joseph could understand Hebrew. Sad for them and upsetting for him.
How sad for us if we fail to recognise the Lord in his dealings with us and how upsetting for him if we fail to understand what he wants us to do.
Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 24