Now it came to pass on the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. Then he restored the chief butler to his butlership again, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand. But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.
-Birth in Hebrew is written as yalad & it means origin, delivery & outcome. Birth represents the beginning of life.
-Pharaoh a rival king to the Israelites was celebrating his birthday & invited all his servants. In judgement he restored the chief butler & hanged the chief baker as per Joseph’s interpretation. In the New Testament, a similar occurrence is evident where we find Herod a rival king to the Jews celebrating his birthday with his guests. Herodias’s daughter danced & was rewarded on account of John the Baptist’s life (Mat 14:6-10). Later, Joseph was promoted & provided grain to all the countries. Similarly, Christ the bread of life predicted His death & died to save the whole world. Further, Joseph was imprisoned with two men where one was saved & the other condemned, while Jesus was crucified alongside two men where one was promised eternal life & the other one was condemned. As we prepare for the Jesus’ birthday, may we prepare our hearts to receive His love & mercy that perpetuates into eternal life.
You are worthy Oh Lord to receive glory & praise for all You have done to us throughout the year. As we prepare to celebrate Your birth, we offer our hearts to You that You may birth new graces in them according to Your will. Transform our characters Father, that we may always walk according to Your purpose. We thank You for Your everlasting love & mercy upon us now & forever. Amen
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