“Now Joseph was governor over the land; and it was he who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the earth.”
The next verse says that Joseph knew who they were but they didn't know who he was. Joseph's mindset allowed him to be in a position of strength and power because he forgave. When you want a position of authority it's imperative to forgive and love. Joseph's heart was correct. We need to be humble, obedient, and nice. Even though his brothers ruined his life, he forgave. We have to love, forgive and cover. God is a good God and he knows how to fix things.