The game is the same, only the players have changed.
Who would have thought the story of a young Semite centuries ago would represent the truth through betrayal in a modern day fiasco?
As it was then so is it now. The older brothers may have thrown the younger to the dogs, but they didn’t expect the bite that came later.
The trouble with betrayal is the truth always comes out; maybe not for awhile but it lies deep in the ground only to be dug up in its own time.
In a modern courtroom appears those who would be the fall guys/ or girls. The scapegoats for the top achievers who managed to cover up the pit they dug; at least temporarily.
When it comes to saving your own neck what choice do you make?
The lie becomes one more lie and soon forgotten was the first lie. The trail of discrepancies pile up likes bricks; heavy and immovable.
Luke 8:17 “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.”
10 brothers agreed to pull off what they thought was a rather sly coup never counting the cost.
The heat of treachery is but a picture of a Judas kiss; living that kiss is full of an inner demoralization that eats at ones soul.
The sly coup ended up with 4 dead men of honor and loyalty all for the sake of self-preservation for a desperate position.
The deceiver never knows the complete fallout of double-dealing. The hypocrite believes getting caught is absurd especially when other lives are dangling in the “wicked web” of thievery.
Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”
Scapegoats lined up, one by one sent into the fiery furnace of communication. A turncoat has no problem fessing up to the original lie just like the 10 brothers they just make up another one. So it was then and so it is now.
Funny how both stories revealed the infidelity as a crossfire that wasn’t planned. A can of worms opened and crawled around on the dusty floors waiting to be seen.
Once the worms were discovered, a mighty charade began. The 10 brothers could no longer hide from their devious trap; so it was then and so it is now.
The legacy of trickery leaves many in the wake of pain, anger and hurt. Like Dominoes, the effect is a spiraling entanglement of misery for the innocent.
There are differences between these two webs of greed and jealousy.
The 10 brother’s humiliation of defamation and guile led to God’s turning evil for good.
The 2nd story doesn’t have an ending yet. But
As history repeats itself, we know the depth of perjury will be brought to justice.
No one is above the law no matter who the players are.