Damaged YarnStuart Jones Seventeen-year-old Joseph helped his older half-brothers herd their father’s flocks. Here are two more things you need to know. “Joseph brought his father bad reports on them. Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons.” Genesis 37:2-3 (MSG) It’s easy to understand why the brothers wanted to do away with Joseph. The events that followed were complicated to say the least. Thankfully, God has a way of using life’s complicated events to produce positive results. Although we don’t like complications, they are easier to face when we understand God can use them to make us who He wants us to be.