Over the last month, we’ve heard about the creation story, the fall of mankind, and its continual bend towards corruption. Despite mankind’s bend toward destruction, we saw God promise a seed – a man – that would one day crush evil’s head.
The thread of promises continues throughout the book of Genesis. He made a covenant with Abraham to give him land and countless descendants that would bless all the inhabitants of the earth.
God’s covenant with Abraham continued through to his son, Isaac, and Isaac’s son, Jacob. Genesis 37-50 focuses on Jacob’s sons and, in particularly, his son Joseph. In his late teens, Joseph had two dreams – that one day his brothers and his father would bow before him. And almost as soon as he had those dreams, his story went in the opposite direction. His brothers sold him into slavery because of their hatred, and he eventually landed himself in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. In our last episode, we found Joseph – not as a dreamer but as an interpreter of dreams. And then, he was forgotten by those he helped but God did not forget. Let’s pick up in Genesis 41.
- Where do you see God working in this chapter?
- Think about your life – where have you seen God similarly on display?
- Is there a situation where you feel forgotten, or a situation where you need favor? Use the next few minutes to ask God for his favor and to witness his faithfulness in your own life.