Getting Into Trouble

Genesis 37:5
Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.

Joseph and his brothers never would have thought their future would turn out the way it did. It seemed Joseph was always getting into trouble, so it was surprising that he ended up being liked by so many.

From reading about Joseph, you might think that he was a power-hungry schemer. The dreams he told to his brothers only brought trouble on himself. He was sold into slavery, but rose in power until he was the second in command. However, the fact that he obtained positions of power didn’t speak negatively about him.

The good thing about Joseph was that he always believed God.

His rise to power was due to his consistent dedication to honoring and obeying God. His stubborn faith in God helped him receive positions of power to minister to those in need.

He was an example of how God can use someone to help large populations by giving him the power to make decisions that affect many.

2 comments:

Joan Davis said...

True. "Power" or influence isn't necessarily a bad thing...as long as we use our position to honor God and further His kingdom! Joseph also makes me think of Esther -- God places His children in just the right place and just the right times to work out His plans. Thanks for sharing.

Living for Him, Joan

Domino said...

Thanks for your comments. I agree. Esther and Joseph were placed near the top for a purpose. Glad you stopped by.