Children's Bible Ministry of Connecticut, USA
After two full years Joseph was called out of prison. The butler finally remembered Joseph! Pharaoh, the king, had puzzling dreams. Read the dreams in Genesis 41:15-25. Joseph explained that he could not himself tell the meaning of the dreams, but God would give the answer.
Pharaoh saw seven skinny cows eat seven fat cows. And the skinny cows didn't get any fatter. Pharaoh awoke and then slept again and saw seven good ears of grain eat seven sick looking ears of grain.
Joseph explained: God is about to show Pharaoh what He is about to do. There would come seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine.
Joseph suggested that Pharaoh find a man who is wise who could be in charge of collecting and storing the extra food during the years of plenty. Then he would open the storehouses and sell the food during the years of famine.
Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath showed you all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are: You shall be over my house, and according unto your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. Joseph's dreams are about to come true!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the LORD
And depart from evil.
Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
Joseph, part one - Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors
Joseph, part two - Joseph and His Brothers
Joseph, part three - Joseph in Eygpt
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