by Rev Joel Yong
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” Joseph answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”
He could have seized the opportunity to leverage himself.
But instead he pointed to God and credits God as the Source.
We are given much in life.
What do you do … do you pat yourself on the back looking at all you have?
Jesus spoke about people like that–
And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’” But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
Rest not, in the security of all around you, you did not do it on your own.
It is God who gave you what you have.
Be like Joseph.
Always credit Him.
Always give thanks.
Then you will be a good steward of the Master’s blessings.