And the story of Joseph continues. Working for his brothers who hated him, sold into slavery, imprisoned unjustly, and finally rising to the position of second-in-command. What an amazing account of humility, obedience, integrity, compassion and faith. How many of us can go through so many trials and still maintain the attitude and character Joseph did.
Lord, I will praise you on the mountain tops. Lord, I will praise you in the valley. Lord, I will praise you at all times and trust in your unfailing love for me.
I am amazed at all the parallels between Joseph and Jesus found in these chapters. Just to list a few:
v Joseph was 30 years old when he began serving in the court of Pharaoh.
Ø Jesus was 30 years old when he started his ministry.
v Joseph was sold into slavery – a servant to Potiphar
Ø Jesus came as a servant
v Joseph raised to position at the right hand of Pharaoh who sat on the throne
Ø Jesus sits at the right hand of our Father who sits on the throne in Heaven
v What about the (bread) baker who after 3 days was impaled (hung on a wooden pole) and the (wine) cup bearer who after 3 days was restored (resurrected) to his position – quite a picture of the last super, crucifixion and resurrection.