If you read my last post, you know Genesis has me a little confused. So after reading a little more of Genesis, I think I'm starting to get it, a little. I had a few revalations.
1. God is using imperfect people. Yes I realize this should be obvious, but I didn't really grasp it until I was reading some about Joseph. They are going to make mistakes, but God uses the anyway. He even uses those mistakes for his glory. However, there are also consequences to their actions. Like slavery in Egypt because they moved there when Joseph was in power and in good graces with the Pharaoh. When Joseph was alive, God made the best of a bad situation and used it for his glory. Joseph was there because his brothers sold him because his dad played favorites because Rebekah (and Isaac some) played favorites. So the story is bigger than just Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
2. The Bible doesn't tell us the whole story. Just because the Bible doesn't explicitly tell us they talked to God, repented of their sins, and moved on, doesn't mean it didn't happen. It just means the Bible didn't tell us.
3. God doesn't give his opinion There are many places in Genesis where it just tells us the facts about what happened. It doesn't tell us what God thought about what happened. We know that God blessed these men and their families, so obviously they were doing what they were supposed to be doing. So even if the Bible doesn't tell us everything, we should be able to figure it out.
Does this sound logical? Any other ideas? Is it the way Genesis is written? Is there something I'm missing. I would LOVE to hear your ideas!!!