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Genesis 41 vs. 32-40 with Betty

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32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.

35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.

36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.

37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

K.J.V. Bible Text

My Thoughts:

After Joseph had interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh, he further explained that the dream had come to Pharaoh in two forms because it had been firmly decided by God and that it would be done soon.

But Joseph didn’t stop at interpreting the dreams.  He also gave advice to Pharaoh which was surely a most presumptuous thing to do.  Surely Joseph was guided by the Lord when he told Pharaoh he needed to appoint commissioners over Egypt to collect food in the seven abundant years to be used in the famine that would follow. 

Many leaders today would throw this upstart out of their palace, but either because the Lord was with him or because Pharaoh and his officials were sensible—or for both these reasons—Pharaoh and his officials agreed that this must be done.

Then Pharaoh chose Joseph for the chore, putting him above everything in Egypt except himself because he discerned that the spirit of God dwelt in Joseph.

I believe that this happened and I also believe that only with the aid of the Lord would Joseph, a former prisoner no matter how esteemed at the prison, have been so trusted.

Betty Killebrew

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