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Had Joseph moved on…? The answer is clearly yes. As he acted as the head trustee in Pharaoh’s prison, he was assigned the Pharaoh’s cupbearer (Egyptian Secret Service) and his Chief Baker to attend. When he went to care for them one day, he found them down and depressed. When he inquired about the reason, they told him they had odd dreams and they could not figure out what they meant. Joseph immediately offered to help—But, not in his power! He said Let’s seek God, he will have the answer! No resentment, no doubt, just complete trust and faith in God! Mind you–this was the same God that showed him he would rule over his family…Joseph’s faith had not and would not waiver! He was as sure Of God in prison as he had been at his father’s house and at Potifer’s house.
While we may not be sure of God’s timing, we can be sure of his integrity. He does what he promises. Granted, he may have a different time table and a different methodology than we might expect; but, he always keeps his word. We must continue to trust and rely upon him to execute his plan in our lives. As we do, we will see and be a part of events that will literally change the world around us. Joseph’s faith was about to impact Pharaoh’s officials lives. He would not take credit, he would simply trust God and allow him to work. That faith would literally change the world—even from the bowels of a prison. Where will your faith allow you to change the world? Are you ready?
God Bless You
After they had been in custody for some time, 5 each of the two men—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison—had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.
6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. 7 So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”
8 “We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.”
Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”