The coat that Jacob made for Joseph was a princely symbol. It showed the sheik's choice of a successor. That was bad enough for his eleven brothers, but when the young lad lorded it over them with his dreams it was more than they could take. The second dream was even more offensive because it meant that the sheik himself would bow down before Joseph. Did this imply that Joseph would rebel against his father? No wonder the others were suspicious and wanted to get rid of him. Later the dreams came true. In Egypt he rose from being a slave to the highest position next to the pharoah, and when his kin came to Egypt for the food they had to obtain it from this brother they once despised.
What are some causes for his family feuds?
What comes from boasting?
PRAYER: Help us to learn to live together in peace, O Lord, and keep us from provoking others to jealousy. - AMEN!