Daily Devotional: Genesis 41:1-57

God grants Joseph the interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams. Joseph advises Pharaoh with a plan to prepare for a seven-year famine, and Pharaoh promotes Joseph. When the famine comes, Egypt is prepared and able to sell grain to the whole world.

This story is not about Joseph and cannot be applied such that we are promised to experience a promotion like Joseph if we are simply faithful. There is no such promise in the text. We see that God is preparing the scene to keep His own word to Abraham (15:13-14). God raises Joseph up to accomplish His own plan. Not every faithful person will be similarly raised up. God is working to accomplish His plan, even meaning for Joseph’s brothers to sell him into slavery (50:20). He does so to save many people physically through Joseph and spiritually through the nation of Israel as a result of His promise to Abraham.


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