How Bible Characters Coped in Times of Trouble
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Joseph: Loved, Despised and Exalted
by F. B. Meyer
My first attempt at scripture biography was made on the Life of Joseph. Ever since Joseph's life has had a special charm for me, not only for its intrinsic beauty, but because of its vivid anticipations of the Life that lights all lives.
I remember seeing the huge Matterhorn reflected, in its minutest details, in a small mountain lakelet, many miles distant; and similarly, the life of Jesus is remarkably mirrored in the touching story.
In fact, there are scenes in the life of Joseph which probably foreshadow events that are timed to happen in the near future, and which depict them with a vividness and minuteness not to be found elsewhere on the page of scripture. It is here only that we can fully realize what will take place when the Lord Jesus makes Himself known to His brethern according to the flesh, and they exclaim, 'It is Jesus our Brother!'.
F. B. Meyer (1847-1929) was born in London of German ancestry, he graduated from London University and completed theological training at Regent's Park College. Meyer was a popular convention speaker at Northfield in the United States, Keswick, England and Portstewart, Northern Ireland. Meyer was a man with a compassionate heart, prolific pen and graceful style. His writings are still widely read. Don't miss his other widely available character studies on men such as Abraham, Moses and Jacob.