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Week 4 Day 4
Joseph was rising like a meteorJoseph would have put it this way All my life God has been guiding me to this moment God is always going before me preparing my way.
This is another "Noah" storyJoseph acted on faith that Pharaoh's dream was a message from God and that his interpretation was correctTherefore the action required was to stockpile grain for seven years during a time of abundanceThat was seven years with no hard evidence of famine a long time to keep on believing.
The writer states again and again that the reason Joseph was a wise organizer was because God was with him making him wiseHonor and praise is given to God because of Joseph.
A POSITION OF POWER What a difference a day makes! Genesis 41
33"Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, to collect one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven plentiful years. 35Let them gather all the food of those good years that are coming, and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. 36Then that food shall be as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine, that the land may not perish during the famine." 37The advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and all his servants. 38Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, in whom is the Spirit of God?" 39Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 40You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you. 41See, I have set you over all of Egypt." 42Then 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. 45Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. 46Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all Egypt. 47 In the seven plentiful years the ground brought forth abundantly. 48So he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in cities; he laid up in every city the food of the fields which surrounded them. 49Joseph gathered very much grain, as the sand of the sea, until he stopped counting, for it was immeasurable. 50To Joseph were born two sons before the famine came, whom Asenath bore to him. 51Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: "For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father's house." 52The name of the second he called Ephraim: "For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction." 53Then the seven years of plenty ended, 54and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. The famine was in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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