Genesis 41:9–13 (ESV)
Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream
9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “I remember my offenses today. 10 When Pharaoh was angry with his servants and put me and the chief baker in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, 11 we
dreamed on the same night, he and I, each having a dream with its own interpretation. 12 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. 13 And as he interpreted to us, so it
came about. I was restored to my office, and the baker was hanged.”
It is two years after the cupbearer
was set free and Pharaoh’s dream that needs interpreting that he remembers Joseph. The cupbearer speaks of Joseph as “A young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard.” This sets “remembrance”
of Joseph sets into action a chance for Joseph to meet with Pharaoh. This could be the break that Joseph needs. Joseph does not complain about the injustice that he has been subject too… but uses it to serve God. This service is now
setting up a meeting. We need to think about how do we approach life and serving God.
I pray: O
Lord, help me to serve you in good times and bad. To let my life be a living sacrifice and to not reflect on myself, but to take the opportunities in life to serve you. Help me to walk in the faith that you have given me and I give thanks that you have
justified me. Amen.