Today’ passage: Genesis 41:1-36
- The reason the baker and cupbearer had their dreams in prison is revealed. God was establishing the path that would put Joseph before Pharaoh, the path that would bring him to second in command in all of Egypt.
- It could be argued God also used Joseph’s time overseeing Potiphar’s house and the jail to sharpen his administrative abilities, preparing him to have a plan to save Egypt from the oncoming famine.
- Pharoah (Who was viewed as a god) and all the cult “Magicians” in Egypt could not divine or discern the meaning of the dream. Joseph made it clear, “It is not in me, God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”
Questions to consider:
- What was Joseph’s journey in this passage (Verse 14 and then look ahead to Verse 40)? How does the place where they brought Joseph from in the jail remind us of where his brothers had thrown him in 37:24?
- In what way was Joseph’s “victory” really a declaration of the glory of God over the false gods and worship of the Egyptians? How did these events bring glory to God?
- How can your relationship with the Lord help you to be a greater servant and asset to your workplace? Your school? Your community? How could you display God’s greatness in your conduct and service?