_ Genesis 41:8 says “Now it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them for Pharaoh."
The end of the age is drawing closer and things will shake and topple. Man will have no answers for the problems around them, but God is preparing people to step into places of influence. They will come with God's wisdom and power revealing God's glory. As we see in chapter 41, God is preparing people in the “pit” of adversity for a day that He shall receive glory through them. One day Joseph was in prison, the next he was ruling over a nation… that is the power of God’s Word planted in a believers heart.
Something to think about: How did the belief that Jacob (Israel) had that Joseph had been killed affect his decision in this chapter 42?
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan