From Pastor Perry

03/16/2017 Gen. 40:20-23

Genesis 40:20–23 (ESV)

Joseph Interprets Two Prisoner’s Dreams

20 On the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, he made a feast for all his servants and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants. 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand. 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.


I guess that the Pharaoh wanted justice for his birthday and carries it out.  The cupbearer is set free while the baker is hanged.  The Lutheran Study Bible summarizes the last few days by stating: “The dreams of the two prisoners mean death for the baker and life for the cupbearer. Yet the chief cupbearer forgot Joseph. Once people are free from danger or troubling situations, they so easily forget those who helped them, and they neglect to honor God, who delivered them. Although others may forget us, even if our father and mother forsake us, the Lord will take care of His people and remember them in His mercy (Ps 27:10).



I pray: Lord God, You have said, “I will not forget you,” and Your Word is true. Remember us in mercy for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.



Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 78). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

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