February 3, 2018: Day 40 – Genesis 40

So we are back to dreams and the importance that dreams play in Scripture, especially dreams that are able to be interpreted.  Keep in mind Joseph himself is a dreamer and God has already revealed to him in a dream what God is going to do in his life.  So, when two other people have dreams he takes a crack at interpreting.  Notice, that after the positive first interpretation the baker thought he might get a good one too.  He probably wouldn’t have asked Joseph to interpret his dream if the cupbearer’s interpretation was negative.  But he does, and what he says and how he interprets the dream actually happens just as he said.

But then the chapter ends with this ominous verse:  Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.  So you have all of these instances where God never, ever forgets Joseph.  You have affirmation after affirmation that Joseph is still on the heart of God.  But when it comes to people, and this is a take away point, we will be forgotten.  When it comes to God, we will never be forgotten.  I think it is fairly poignant the statement from Joseph in vs.14 when he states: But remember me when it is well with you; please do me the kindness to make mention of me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this place.  We pretty much read what Joseph wants at this point in his life.  Just to get out of prison!

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