“How can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9).
There are special ways in which the story of Joseph foreshadows the life of Jeuss.
First of all, we consider Joseph and his father. JOseph was beloved son of his agesd father.
Second, as with Joseph and his brethren, Jesus “came unto his own, and his own received him not” (John 1:11).
Third, Jesus was sold for money, just as Joseph was. He was betrayed and sold by his brethren for twenty peices of silver.
The fourth great fact is Joseph’s humilation. Hewas tempted and yet sinned not. He was alone in the dungeon through no fault of his own. He was the means of blessing to the butler, and a messenger of judgement to the baker.
Jesus took upon Himslef the form of a servant (see Philippians 2:7). He was tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin (see Hebrews 4:15). He was alone, forsaken by God and man. Chirst was the means of blessing to the penitent theif on the cross, but He was the occasion of judgment upon the impenitent theif.