Spiritual Musings

you’re the man

You’re the man for us. God has given you the inside story. Genesis 41:39

It was two years of freedom and another dream that needed interpreting before the cupbearer remembered his promise to Joseph. But never mind that for God was in control.

Pharaoh had a strange dream and he was convinced that it held some great meaning and significance. So all the magicians and wise men were called in to try and interpret the dream.

What an opportunity this was–to become the Pharaoh’s confidant, his Chief of Staff maybe. So the line to the throne that week was probably the longest it had ever been. A sight to behold and remember for posterity. No wonder the cupbearer finally remembered the man who interpreted his dream. So he told Pharaoh about Joseph.

Joseph enters the scene. It is finally his chance to shine. He not only knows the meaning of the dream, but he also has the solution for the disaster that the dream is to predict.

Yet Joseph’s preface to the dream interpretation is: “Not I, but God. God will set Pharaoh’s mind at ease.” (41:16) Pharaoh responds by making Joseph his main man saying “Isn’t this the man we need? Are we going to find anyone else who has God’s spirit in him like this?”

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