THEME: BIBLICAL BUSINESS PRINCIPLES
“The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.”
-Save money for the unforeseeable future. Joseph was able to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams. The first one was about seven fat cows grazing by a river and got swallowed up by seven skinny cows. The other was about seven heads of grain that came up on one stalk, plump and good, and were swallowed by seven thin heads blighted by the east wind (Genesis 41:2-7). According to his interpretation, Joseph concluded that the seven fat cows and good stalk in the dream represent seven years of prosperity for Egypt, which would be followed by seven years of famine. To plan ahead for this disaster, Joseph advised the Pharaoh of the time to store up grain during the seven good years and use that stored grain to get the country through the seven hard years to follow as the prime minister. He was able to control the whole economy of Egypt and many people from other nations fed from his stores including his own family. The main scripture reveals that the wise store up choice food and oil but fools gulp theirs down. Joseph was able to save resources that caused economic growth in the nation of Egypt. From this story we are encouraged to save resources today and it will save us tomorrow.
Abba Father You are our God and worthy to be praised and adored. Your thoughts are not our thoughts nor Your ways are not our ways. The wisdom of the world is foolishness to You Abba Father. May You give us wisdom in all spheres of life dear Jesus. May You increase our faith dear Jesus that we may always seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, and all other things You will add unto us. Teach us to do Your will. Teach us to work hard, plan well, give, invest and to save what You give us. May You open the eyes of our hearts that we may see You for who You are. All our hope and trust is in You dear Jesus. Your promises unto us are yes and amen, may they come to light at the appointed time. May You dear Jesus secure us in Your arms and remove any accusation against us, our families and nation. No evil fashioned against us shall prosper and no tongue raised against us shall prevail in Your mighty name Jesus Christ. We love You Lord and exult Your holy name. May You forgive us all our trespasses and wash us with Your precious blood. May You hide our stars and those of our children within Yourself so that we may achieve everything that You have promised us. May You open many doors of prosperity unto us and increase us. May Your favor and blessings be with us in all our going out and coming in. May the light of Your salvation always be the touch that guides our steps. You are the Door dear Jesus, may Your salvation reach the unreached among us. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Proverbs 30:24-25, 1 Corinthians 16:2
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