Was Joseph as a spoiled brat who loved to lord it over his brothers and pretty much got what he deserved? Was he a wise determined young man who did everything he could to end his family's sad history of deception and dysfunction? Was he simply as an innocent victim of the twists and turns of life?
Were the events in his life chance happenings, so all he could do was make the best of it? Or were they results of his choices - or God's choices - or both?
Could it be that what happens to us is meant to affect what happens in us? Could it be that the events of our lives are invitations from God to enter into partnership with Him? Do our choices and God's choices somehow work in partnership to move us through the tough times into the next chapter of our life story?