March 7, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Genesis 40-43
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Commentary: Although in prison, Joseph continues to be blessed by the Lord, for Joseph is exactly where he needs to be. Joseph is eventually summoned before Pharaoh to interpret a dream. Joseph ability to interpret the dream, which he fully credits to the Lord, raises him to a level of power that is second only to the pharaoh! And then comes Joseph’s brothers, just as Joseph dreamed all those years ago, yet they do not recognize Joseph. Joseph was hesitant to trust his brothers who had resented him and sold him into slavery. Joseph test was to determine if his brothers had grown and learned from their previous mistreatment.
Focus Verses: 41:16, 39-40 Joseph gave full credit for his ability to know and interpret the dream to the Lord God. What gifts has God given you? Do you give Him credit for your gifts?