Tuesday, March 20, 2012


"Pharaoh said to his servants, 'Can we find anyone else like this - one in whom is the spirit of God?'"
(Genesis 41:38)

Joseph had a rough life - at least during "the middle years."  As a kid, he was pampered.  Daddy's favorite!  Given the run of the house.  It's kind of what turned his 10 older brothers against him (that and his self-righteous attitude!).  Then he was sold into slavery (by those bros), wrongly imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, and forgotten after helping others.  But through it all, God was with him.

So when time came for Joseph to interpret the Pharaoh's two dreams (which he did!), God's presence/favor with him was obvious.  And THAT is what touched Pharaoh's heart.  "Can we find anyone else like this - one in whom is the Spirit of God?" he asked those around him.  What a tremendous testimony!  As a father, I'd love for people to say that about my two children.  If, at various stages in one's life, people would say, "Ezra/Emily is such a neat person - they walk so closely with God!" I'd be ecstatic!  That is a life well-lived!!

Joseph didn't have it easy, by any means.  It was a life of ups and downs (and some BIG downs, too!).  But God was with him every step of the way.  That, my friends, is priceless.

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