My journey of personal observations which I have made over the years to apply Bible reading in my life.
“A young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. When we told him, he interpreted our dreams to us, giving an interpretation to each man according to his dream. And as he interpreted to us, so it came about. I was restored to my office and the baker was hanged.”
The cupbearer tells Pharaoh about Joseph, what Joseph had done, and he vouched for Joseph before the most powerful person in the land.
Application in my life
Joseph’s is a story of a man rising from the lowest depths to the highest heights. It does not take place unless the cupbearer bears witness to Pharaoh about what this man Joseph can do. That does not happen unless Joseph responds to the needs of the cupbearer. At that time, I wonder what Joseph was thinking. Here I am in this awful situation and these men want something. Why should I bother? Who are they? I don’t know, but whatever he thought Joseph did respond to them. And by helping them it paved the way for him to have an oppertunity later to go before Pharaoh. When he went to see Pharaoh he helped him. Joseph was ready to be used by God in this important role because he had done what was needed earlier, helped those in need.
So for me I want to understand that at anytime and with any person I might be helping what I do is important and valuable to them, if to no one else. We never know who will be a witness for us in the future. But someday they might be a witness before the most powerful; before Jesus, and testify about what we did for them.
Lord, Joseph’s story reveals much to us if we let it. With the things You have blessed me let me be responsible, and wiling to help those who I can, and do it with joy and love, Amen