Bible Study Lesson about Joseph — Genesis 41:1-36
In these verses from Genesis we find a lesson taken from an important dream interpretation by Joseph.
He is telling us not to squander our good fortune when we have it.
Wealth and happiness are fleeting, but the love of Jesus Christ is permanent and never ending.
The study is also about opportunity.
When opportunities come, we need to be ready to take advantage of them just as Joseph did. Read and get insight from the Bible.
Pharaoh’s Dreams – Joseph Reveals the Dream of Pharaoh
Now Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Pharaoh’s dreams are one and the same; God has told to Pharaoh what He is about to do.
The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one and the same.
The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.
It is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: God has shown to Pharaoh what He is about to do.
Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt; and after them seven years of famine will come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will ravage the land.
So the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine; for it will be very severe.
Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about. – Genesis 41:25-32 NASB
When Opportunity Knocks …
Joseph had been in prison for some time. He made the best of his situation there by following the rules and gaining favor from all those with whom he came in contact.
Now, when the Pharaoh needed someone to interpret his dreams the cupbearer (remember him from Genesis 40:1 ?) finally remembered that Joseph had given the correct answers to his dreams.
We never know when opportunity will come knocking on our door. But with God on our side we will be able to handle it.
Who Interpreted the Dreams of Pharaoh?
Joseph still gave all the glory to God for his ability to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams. He became a witness for God to one of the most powerful men alive at the time.
When the next opportunity in life arises let’s step up to the plate. Let’s use it to be witnesses for God by saying; “I can’t do it by myself – but God can.”
Love in Christ
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