Ezekiel's hearers were convinced that they bore no responsibility for their plight - it was all their fathers' fault. Ezekiel disagreed - and so did the Lord!
Peter warned his readers that they would be infiltrated by false teachers. What form would their false teaching take? They would refuse to think of Jesus as the Master who owned them, to be served and obeyed.
Joseph, despite being first a slave then a prisoner, is a man living under God's blessing and bringing God's blessing to others. An example for us to follow but we must expect the same unfair treatment.
Christian certainty rests on two unbreakable pillars: the authority of the New Testament apostles and the inspiration of the Old Testament prophets.
Judah is a callous, unfeeling, lustful man who shows no concern for God's promises to his family. But God's mercy is shown towards him from a most unlikely source.