• Joseph Remembered Devotional

    Genesis 41:1–13

    Matthew Henry notes that if the chief cupbearer had commended Joseph to the pharaoh right away, he might have gone back to Canaan and not be in a position to interpret the dream and save his family. Indeed, as Henry says, Joseph could later look back and see that “God’s time for the release of his people will appear at last to be the fittest time” (Gen. 50:20). The Lord may intervene at what seems to be the midnight hour, but He always intervenes according to His timing. View Resource

  • The Timing of Providence Devotional

    Genesis 41

    In the midst of trouble and suffering, it can be difficult to believe that the Lord knows exactly what He is doing. So often it is easier to despair, believing that God has abandoned us and that He will not keep His promise to work all things together for the good of His children (Rom. 8:28). But our Father is sovereign, and He is working for our ultimate good and for the advance of His kingdom even when things seem darkest to us. View Resource

  • Joseph’s Humility Devotional

    Genesis 41:14-32

    Each one of us must join with Paul and confess that “by the grace of God I am what I am” (1 Cor. 15:10). The cross of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Spirit crush any thought of self-sufficiency. We have no ability in and of ourselves to minister in this world, and we do all things only by His grace. Consider how often you thank the Lord for His gifts to you. Even if you do not have an opportunity to do so publicly, make sure to recognize His gracious gifts to you. View Resource

  • Divine Prophecy Devotional

    Genesis 41:33-36

    Some Reformed Christians easily fall prey to fatalistic thinking. We might think that since Jesus said the poor will always be with us (Mark 14:7), it is useless to try to help them. Or, maybe we think that we can give up crucifying our flesh because we have struggled with a particular sin for decades, and no end to the fight seems forthcoming. God’s declarations in Scripture must move us to worship, repent, pray, and be holy. Otherwise, we do not believe His Word. View Resource

  • Joseph’s Ascendancy Devotional

    Genesis 41:37-45

    The Spirit who gave wisdom to Jacob and empowered Christ to rule over all is the same Holy Spirit whom the Father freely grants to His people today (John 14:15–17). Even now He is writing God’s law on our hearts and slaying the remaining vestiges of sin and death. As we submit to Him, the Spirit’s work to make us holy becomes more and more evident in our lives. Let us cease resisting His direction and conviction so that we may become more like Him. View Resource

  • Joseph Bears Witness Devotional

    Genesis 41:46-57

    Especially in the United States, many people aspire to be the “self-made man.” Yet we who serve Christ know that there is no such thing. God, in his sovereignty, is the one who dictates what makes a man. And a man, in His eyes, is he who loves the Lord with all his heart and loves his neighbor as himself (Mark 12:28–34). We must remember that it is God our king who “preserves all who love him” and destroys all the wicked (Ps. 145:14, 20). View Resource