And as Moses became a man, he witnessed how his Hebrew brothers were treated by Pharaoh. One day he saw an Egyptian beating one of the Hebrews. He killed the Egyptian and word of that got back to Pharaoh who then sought to kill Moses. Moses fled into the land of Midian where he met and married his wife Zipporah. She gave birth to their son Gershon. And Pharaoh died and the people of Israel breathed a sigh of relief and then cried out to God. God remembered his promise to his people. (Exodus 2:11-25)
And a man out of the house of Levi took to wed a daughter of Levi who conceived a male child. Fearing Pharaoh's order to murder the male infants, the mother prepared a basket for him and placed him in the river. The child was found by Pharaoh's handmaid and brought to her mistress. Pharaoh's daughter had compassion on the child and had one of the Hebrew women (coincidentally the child's mother) breast feed the child. Pharaoh's daughter named the child Moses. (Exodus 2:1-10)
In Exodus 1, Joseph and all his brothers had died but his legacy of children grew in Egypt. However, the new Pharaoh did not know Joseph and saw the greatness of Israel. He sought to destroy Jacob's legacy by ordering the midwives to kill all the male babies that were born. But the midwives feared God and disobeyed Pharaoh's order. Because of that, God blessed them.
And after Jacob died, Joseph's brother feared that he would take vengence on them because of the evil they had done to him. But Joseph spoke kindly to his brothers and promised to take care of them and all their children. As Joseph grew old and near death, he told his brothers that God would visit them and bring them out of Goshen and into the land that He promised their fathers. Joseph died and was placed in a coffin in Egypt. (Genesis 50)
Surely Joseph's kindness to his brothers and his willingness to forgive them, after all they had done to him, is an indication to us all that forgiveness is a necessary path to our destinies.