I heard Byron D. Klaus, D.Min. of AGTS
speak last night.
Here is his outline:
Joseph: Man of Integrity
A Righteous Man (v 19) Joseph does not use h is privilege inappropriately.
A Level-headed Man (v 20-21) Even with disaster in the making, Joseph does not over-react but keeps his focus on God's direction.
An Obedient Man (v 22-24) An amazing response by an ordinary man.
A Discerning Man (v 1:20;2:13,19) Spiritual maturity that is revealed in a very complex set of circumstances.
My thoughts on Joseph:
Joseph was quick to obey the angel's direction to take Mary as his wife and later to take Jesus to Egypt. All of this was in fulfillment of prophecy.
Later Jesus said that it was his custom to go to the Synagogue on the Sabbath and as a child he had to be brought into the Synagogue by his father first to be circumcised and to have the sacrifice the law called for the first born son.
As Jesus grew he would be taught the law by his father (scripture mandated that parents were to teach their children the law at home) and his father had to see that he learned to read and write. Joseph was the one to lead his family to the festivals in Jerusalem as well.
Joseph was not only a righteous man but he was one who knew God.