From Eden to Egypt- Day 47
April 2, 2011 by revbruce
>Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.
– Genesis 42:6 (NIV)
Fast forward some years and enter into Genesis 42. A famine strikes the land of Canaan. No Burt Lancaster cannot come into the land of Canaan with his dividing rod and find water buried beneath the earth. Jacob directs his sons to do something to preserve their family, seeking grain in Egypt. So, when this band of brothers arrive, minus their “dead” brother and Jacob’s other favored son Benjamin, the find the man who has charge over all of the grain in the land. They come to that man and bow their heads.
Joseph’s dream came true
. He may not have been ready for it, but it came true. He may not have thought that his day would involve an interaction with those who had told his father that he was dead, but it came upon him in an instant. Joseph’s dream came true as he stood over his brothers who bowed and prostrated themselves with their faces to the ground before him.
Take note that others may despise and hate you all that they want to, but you don’t have to buy into it. You don’t have to do the same
. You can uphold the Golden Rule
, doing unto others as you would have them do unto you
. Set yourself apart from the fray and the ruckus of low level thinking and behavior. Be a model of patience and obedience for others. Surely, as we see with Joseph, your day will come. Hopefully, you will be able to say like Joseph: So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.