41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt."
42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and men shouted before him, "Make way !" Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.
44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt."
God blessed Joseph with lots of honour & respect from the Egyptians. All through Joseph’s life
he faced rejection and has endured many hardships. First of all from his brothers, then
from pharaoh’s household, in jail and many more.
What helped Joseph to endure so far and not give up easily? I am sure he believed in God’s
goodness. First of all we also need to believe that in all things God works to the good for
you. God is working, planning & scheming for our ultimate good.
You are surrounded by God’s goodness; not because of who you are, but because of ‘who he
We have to trust that God’s goodness is yet to happen in our life. Let God’s goodness lead you
to surrender and repentance. When we are motivated by God’s goodness we can feel safe
to surrender who we are to him & his purpose.
In Joseph’s case God had a great plan for him of putting him in charge of the whole land of
Egypt. God wants to make it good for many. Joseph also learnt to trust what God has in
store for us in heaven rather than we try and push to attain it all here & now. God’s
goodness reminds us that we are created for something higher.
God has a plan for you. What are your plans for God? Now and for future?