Joseph – Wise and Humble

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NIV Genesis 41:39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. …. 41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.”… 43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, {43 Or in the chariot of his second-in-command; or in his second chariot} and men shouted before him, “Make way!” {43 Or Bow down} Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt. 44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.” … 46 Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh’s presence and traveled throughout Egypt.

Joseph was 17 years old when he was sold as a slave to Egypt (Gen 37:2) and 30 years old when he entered Pharaoh’s service (see above). Thirteen years of work by God to transform an arrogant, prideful man into a humble, useful servant. That thought alone is enough to think about for the day – 17 years of pride’s development, 13 years to bring it under control.

But there is a greater lesson to be learned. The product of God’s transforming work in Joseph not only resulted in a more humble man, but a man who was wise and discerning. Isn’t it interesting to see the correlation between wisdom and humility?  Are you seeking to be wise? Learn humility!

NIV Psalm 25:9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

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