The Life of Joseph – 11

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The Life of Joseph – Day 11

Genesis 41:15-21

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.” “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”

The Thought

These verses tell us a lot about the character of Joseph. He denies having any ability himself to interpret dreams, and gives all the credit to God! He himself had been a dreamer, and we can imagine that he had recognised that his own dreams were being interpreted in his life. He would think that as the head of Potiphar’s household (Genesis 35, Day 6), he had risen higher in society than his brothers would ever know. How disappointed he must have been when he ended up in prison, but even there God used Him to further His own purposes. Joseph could not have imagined the way he would be released from prison and the promotion he would get after he interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams.

If we honour the Lord, He will honour us in return.

Action

Read Pharaoh’s dreams today (Genesis 41:21-24) and ask yourself if you would have got the same interpretation as Jospeh did. It was his “hot line to God” that revealed these things to him. Praise God that in all things He works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

Reflect on the fact that Joseph was called, and experienced this in his life! Everything that had happened to him was leading up to him speaking personally to the king of Egypt.

Spend some time reflecting on your own life, and the road you have been on to get to where you are today. Thank God for His plans for you, recognising that even the more painful things have had a purpose.

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

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#SUBJECT – Day 1

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The Thought

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Action

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