Joseph’s character had been tested and proven by YeHoVaH through the many trials Joseph had gone through in preparation for making him a great man in the world. After the death and burial of Israel, his father, the brothers of Joseph became concerned that Joseph would remember their hatred, jealousy, and evil committed against him and pay them back for their wrongs.
Joseph reassures his brothers and promises them he would take care of them and their children. Joseph demonstrates the power of forgiveness.
In preparation for this study Forgiven, please read Genesis 50:15-26.