Genesis 37:6-11 New International Version (NIV)
6 He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: 7 We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.”
8 His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.
9 Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”
10 When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” 11 His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
Joseph had an immature attitude and boastful manner. No one enjoys someone who brags. Joseph’s brother were angry, and did not want to hear about his bragging. Even more so, they did not want to hear about Joseph ruling over them. Joseph learned a lesson the hard way. He was sold into slavery. After many years of hardship, Joseph did learn an important lesson. Our talents and knowledge come from God. Thank God for them. Give God the credit. Joseph learned these lessons. What lessons are you learning about yourself? Hold these lessons dear because God is always there with you as you learn more about yourself and your relationship with Him.