We often hear our church leaders talk about how everything we have, be it loved ones, possessions, jobs and money are not ours, but on loan from God. Our pastors and life group leaders never fail to remind us about this during each service and Bible Study meeting. What we have, not even our lives are our own, but we are merely stewards tasked with looking after what God has given us.
During one of our weekly Life Group meetings, one of our fellow LG member, Harvee talked about the life of Joseph the dreamer. Most of us are familiar with the story of Joseph the dreamer, right? You know, Jacob’s son with the multi-colored robe who was sold to slavery, worked for Potiphar in Egypt, sent to jail on a false charge from Potiphar’s wife, and while in jail, he interpreted the dreams of his fellow prisoners and then that of the Pharaoh’s and was then made second in command of all Egypt. It was during this time that Joseph helped to save Egypt and many other nations from the great famine that came later.
When I first read about Joseph in the Bible I didn’t really get a lot from it, but after a more thorough reading and discussion last night, I learned that there’s actually a thing or two we can learn from Joseph’s story specially in the area of planning and preparing for the worst. Lessons from 1600-1700 BC that helped save Egypt from the great famine, and can still help save lives today and in the coming years.