Joseph, unlike his jailhouse companions, never gives in to self pity because of his unwavering trust in God. He reveals his steadfast faith in an explanation to Pharaoh where he affirms, "the matter has been firmly decided by God." Thus, we find that Joseph has always held to the affirmation of his own two dreams rather then fall into despair during thirteen years of trials that included betrayal, slavery, injustice, and imprisonment.
The ignoble origin story of Judah in Genesis 38. Tamar's desperate gambit for social justice brings repentance to the line of Judah through eye-opening confrontation with difficult truth.