The Life of Joseph – 13

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The Life of Joseph – Day 13

Genesis 41:41-43

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and people shouted before him, “Make way.” Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.

The Thought

What an amazing promotion this was for Joseph. He went from prison to palace, not because of any qualification he had, not because of the university he had been to, but simply because God had equipped him!

The following verses tell us of Joseph’s success in his new job for which he had no training at all! He was far from the life in the fields of his father, but God has inspired his every move, and as Joseph took on the job that Pharaoh had given him but which The Lord had planned for him years before, he became wealthy and productive in his work and in his personal life.

Reading on in this chapter we learn that Joseph had worked well with the result that Egypt was the only country which had food: all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere (Genesis 41:57).

Action

It is hard for most of us in the western world to imagine a famine of this measure. Sadly there are people groups living in countries which still suffer from famine which can be caused by weather patterns, by war, or natural disasters. Sometimes they are caused by greed, and selfishness. The rich and uncaring stock pile things leaving the poor with not enough!

Pray today for those areas of the world who are suffering famines, and reflect on your own attitude to shortage of supplies.

This post is Day 2 in a series of studies about “Idols”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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