May 22, 2020 CAC Living Water Devotional :- JOSEPH’S JUNGLES OF LIFE

May 22, 2020 CAC Living Water Devotional :- JOSEPH’S JUNGLES OF LIFE
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
Friday, May 22, 2020
International Day for Biological Diversity.
JOSEPH’S JUNGLES OF LIFE
Read Genesis. 41:25-43
25. And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

26. The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.
27. And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
28. This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
29. Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
30. And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
31. And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
32. And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
33. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
34. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
35. And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
36. And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
37. And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
38. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
39. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
40. Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
41. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
42. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
43. And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
MEMORISE: And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt (Genesis. 41:41)
EXPOSITION
Joseph the dreamer is a popular figure in the Bible, for his unprecedented exploits. As an astute administrator, proficient manager and resourceful chieftain of Egypt, you would want to doff your cap for him. However, you should not be oblivious of his thorny long walk/work to the top.
PIT ( Gen. 37:19-24). He was thrown into a pit, or a well without water, to be precise. God never allowed Joseph to die in that pit! What makes you think you will not survive your own pit experience? (cf. Job. 19:25-28). You will, so that the victory now would empower you for the next one.
POTIPHAR’S PLACE (Gen. 39:5-9). Having been sold out, Joseph found himself at the Potiphar’s, Pharaoh’s top official. He served with integrity and dignity, there. Yet, his long walk continued….
PRISON (Gen. 39:20-23). Next after Potiphar’s place was the the prison experience. How? Serving with integrity didn’t make imprisonment avoidable. Unbelievable? Don’t worry when your good deeds and intentions are misconstrued, even getting you in trouble ( 1 Pet. 3:14). When you are in prison on God’s course, God is also in prison. You know what that means? Ask Paul and Silas how He shook the prison on their behalf (Acts. 16:16fr).
PALACE (Gen. 41:13-15). Eventually, the long and tortuous walk to the top ended. Yours will not be an exemption. Just keep walking and working in integrity of your heart. You will soon be invited to the palace of your life.
PRIME MINISTER (Gen. 41:37-44). Yesterday slave boy, a prisoner, an alien in Egypt, now the prime minister (v.44). Your serial trials and temptations will soon result in total triumph, if you faint not (cf. Rom. 8:18).
PRAYER POINTS:
1. I receive the grace to survive my wilderness experiences, in Jesus’ name.
2. I refuse to die in the pit, varnish in Potiphar’s place, or crash in prison, as You take me up to the palace You have prepared for me as the prime minister, in Jesus’ name.
3. Pray that God should cause to stand back on their feet, those the devil has knocked down with their prevailing circumstances.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 1 Kings. 9-10 & 1 Corinthians. 13
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