What they wanted, what they did
We can speculate that as they traveled with him, they sensed that he was a different type of person.
Perhaps they wanted to curry favor with an Officer in Pharaoh’s court … so they offered this “special” kid (about 17 years old) to Potiphar for a fair profit.
Whatever the reasoning, Joseph wasn’t sold into slavery in a low-class way,
Instead … Joseph was PLACED (by an Omnipotent God, controlling the behavior of rebels) into a place of OPPORTUNITY in the household of Pharaoh… for a FUTURE and A PURPOSE.
We’re going to stop at this point and draw some applications from this part of the account of Joseph that should encourage us.
And not only encourage us, but help us to see how … as Children of God… we too are in God’s hands.
He guides and directs us… our thinking… our behavior… our attitudes… our realities… our life’s condition and especially our future and purposes.