Genesis 40:9–15 (ESV)
Joseph Interprets Two Prisoner’s Dreams (1st Dream)
9 So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph and said to him, “In my dream there was a vine before me, 10 and
on the vine there were three branches. As soon as it budded, its blossoms shot forth, and the clusters ripened into grapes. 11 Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes and pressed them into
Pharaoh’s cup and placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.” 12 Then Joseph said to him, “This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days. 13 In
three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office, and you shall place Pharaoh’s cup in his hand as formerly, when you were his cupbearer. 14 Only remember me, when it is well
with you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this house. 15 For I was indeed stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should
put me into the pit.”
If I were the cupbearer, I would be pleased with this dream. You have
to wait three days to see if it is true, and if it is… you live! Joseph asks that he remembers him when it comes true, and to mention him to the Pharaoh. Joseph wants to live… and not in prison. I think we can learn a lot from Joseph
in that he doesn’t play the “poor pitiful me” ticket. Joseph serves the Lord.
O Lord, help me to be a good servant in both good times and bad. Help me to have a God pleasing attitude. Amen.