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Judah was picked to go ahead of Joseph and the family to meet Joseph and prepare Goshen for things that the family would need.

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Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

Judah was picked to go ahead of the family and meet Joseph. This was a responsibility that was given to him.

  • What is responsibility?
  • Why is responsibility sometimes given to one child and not another?
  • What are responsibilities that you have?
  • What are responsibilities that you don’t want?
  • What are responsibilities that you would like to have?

Creative Thinking

  • Come up with a list of things that Judah would have to prepare for Jacob and the rest of the family.

Homeschool Activities

  • Write a journal entry for Judah explaining how he felt being sent ahead to prepare things for the family.
      • Do you think that some of the other brothers might have been jealous that they were not given this responsibility?
          • Write a journal entry for one of these brothers.
      • Do you think that some of the other brothers would have been happy not to have been given this responsibility?
          • Write a journal entry for one of these brothers.
  • Write how you think Judah felt about meeting Joseph alone before everyone else got to Egypt.
  • How do you think Jacob decided which brother to choose to go ahead? Do you think that he made a good choice?
  • Do you think that it mattered to Joseph which brother came first? Why or why not?
  • Write a prayer that Judah might say on his way to meet Joseph.
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