01/15/20: Genesis 40-42; Matthew 11

I always find the story of Joseph’s faithfulness to the Lord throughout all of the “changes” in his life inspiring.  And today we see several examples of his recognition of God’s power (and not his own:)

Genesis 40:  “We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.”Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”

Genesis 41:  15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” 16 I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.

Genesis 41:  25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do

Genesis 4128 “It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do

A thought question — do you follow Joseph’s example and acknowledge the work of the Lord in your life?  Or do you  “take credit” for the work being your own?

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