Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Monday, January 14, 2013

Joseph's Rise to Power (Day 14/365)

Day 14 :40-42

Main People:
Royal cup bearer and baker, Joseph, Pharaoh, Joseph’s brothers

Key Points:
*Joseph (a prisoner) was in charger of the cup bearer and baker. He’d found favor with the head of the prison and was in charge of it. He must have just been a likable person—and of course, God was with him.

*The baker and cup bearers had dreams. Unfortunately, the baker’s wasn’t a great one. Sure enough, 3 days later, he was impaled. Wonder what he did to deserve that?

*Two years later, the cup bearer finally remembered Joseph and told the Pharaoh about how he could interpret dreams. Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream and he made him a ruler in Egypt.

*Jacob told the brothers that Benjamin was all he had left. Pretty harsh words, daddy.

Verses that Jumped Out at Me:
40:7—Joseph was concerned about other’s needs

41:6—Didn’t give himself credit. Gave it to God.

41:33-36—Be Prepared

41:38— Pharaoh knew Joseph was filled with Spirit of God by his actions—can people, even non-believers, tell we are Christians by looking at our actions?

41:46—Joseph had been an Egyptian slave/prisoner for 13 years! Patience… we need patience.

What was Joseph’s Egyptian name?

Tomorrow’s Reading: Genesis 43-46 (Not just 2 chapters this time…)

*To find the reading plan I’m doing, click on the “Our Reading Plan for 2013” tab.

*On January 31st, I’ll have a giveaway (I’m doing this at the end of every month). It will have to do with the reading (so I hope you’re keeping up ;) ) This month’s prize is an ebook copy of my book CROSSING THE DEEP and a $5 Amazon Gift Card



*Edited... because I made a big ole error...*

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