The Life of Joseph – 9

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The Life of Joseph – Day 9

Genesis 40:14-15

But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison. I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.

The Thought

After interpreting the cupbearer’s dream Joseph asked for favour from him, sharing just a very small part of his own story, and claiming that he was innocent and undeserving of imprisonment. It is worth noticing that Jospeh did not say anything accusing about his brothers who had sold him to be a slave, or about Potiphar’s wife who having failed to seduce him, caused his imprisonment. He really was a righteous man, before God and also in conversation with others he met along life’s way.

True to Joseph’s interpretation this man who served wine to the leader of his people was released, and returned to his previous position close to Pharaoh, but sadly he forgot the encouragement Joseph had given him.

The result of Joseph’s encouraging interpretation for his fellow prisoner, the baker asked what his own dream meant. Sadly this was not so encouraging, and the baker had a sad end. It is important to recognise that Joseph did not flinch at giving both good and bad dream interpretations.

For us today, if we are encouraged by Holy Spirit to get involved in dream or vision interpretation, then we must say honestly what we believe the Lord is saying, whether that is good or not so good.

Action

Read Genesis 40:12-22 where we find the results of the dreams and the reason they came true.

Think about Jospeh not criticising Potiphar’s wife, in spite of her guilt, and remind yourself that we are to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:35).

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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