And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.” Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.
-God gave Joseph a unique gift of interpreting dreams which brought him before the king Pharaoh. He had interpreted others dreams before; including those of the chief butler and baker when they were in the dungeon; and expected word to reach Pharaoh of him sooner (Gen 40:8-23). For another two years he remained in the dungeon and learnt how to be patient and wait on the Lord. Humility comes before honour (Pro 15:33). When Joseph humbled himself before the Lord, God lifted him up and he was made a governor in all the land of Egypt. Pharaoh clothed him with the finest garment and ornaments including a golden chain which gave him a new identity and was a symbol of authority. As it is key to exercise our different gifts and abilities which God has given us; it is also important to wait on the Lord with humility, for at the appointed time, He will lift us up.
How excellent is Your name our Lord in all the earth Almighty Father, we proclaim Your name on high. You have never left us as orphans nor forsaken us, we thank You and glorify Your holy name. We can never repay You Lord for Your goodness and mercy upon us but can only say, thank You Jesus; praise You Jesus. Thank You for Your gift of salvation and for the love that You have always shown us, we will never cease to praise You Lord. Fill our hearts with humility Holy Spirit and teach us how to wait on You in all things. We know that You have great plans for our lives like You had for Your servant Joseph, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future, we trust in You Jehovah. May Your will be done Father; in our lives, families, societies, churches, nation and on the whole world. Amen
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