1/26/2018 – Genesis Chapters 41-42

Now, admit it — you really enjoy a good story full of irony.  Like Les Miserable where the “thief” becomes the moral compass of the nation?  Or Helen Keller where the most severely challenged person becomes a leader of a movement?  Or of course Super Bowl XXXVI (2002) where the underdog Patriots beat the heavily favored “greatest show on turf” St. Louis Rams?

I think that is why Chapters 41-42 are favored Bible readings.  We see the slave Joseph become, essentially, the most power man in the most powerful nation of that time.  AND he is able to interact with the brothers who sold him into slavery.  If anyone ever states to you how absurd this is or asks how this could ever happen we only need to delve into two answers Joseph gives Pharaoh:

Genesis 41: 15-16:  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:  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.

Point to Ponder:  Do we follow Joseph’s example when we are successful and give the glory to the only true source — the Lord God Almighty?



1 comment

  • missliz

    How did Joseph’s faith grow to such a mature state? Perhaps Joseph saw at every turn even in very bad circumstances that God made the way clear. His response when asked was “I can’t, but God can”. Getting up every day even when life looks bleak and walking through the day knowing that God has your back gives confidence that the way will be made clear. There is peace in that place.

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