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Daily Guide 28th July 2022 | Scripture Union

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Daily Guide 28th July 2022 | Scripture Union

Read and Meditate on Today’s  Scripture Union Daily Guide for Thursday 28 July 2022. May the Lord bless you through His Word, Amen!


Topic: A Man In Whom Is The Spirit of God

Opening Prayer: May my heart, O Lord, be receptive to your word as I meditate on it.

Scripture: Genesis 41:33‐45

Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?

One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is ‘word of wisdom’. Read Proverbs 2:6‐7; 1 Corinthians 12:8. Yesterday we saw how Joseph graciously interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams and pointed him to God, the source of his wisdom (v.16). In today’s passage, we see another dimension of the hand of God upon Joseph (vs.33‐36). God gave Joseph wise and discerning spirit (vs.33&39) with divine direction to proffer proactive measures to contain the impending famine pandemic.

From the wise counsel he gave, Pharaoh recognised Joseph’s qualities at once (vs.37). Thus, the transition from an imprisoned slave to being the Prime Minister of Egypt took place in a matter of minutes. Pharaoh saw something different in Joseph. See this in v.38 and notice the process of making him the Prime Minister in Egypt (vs.39‐43).

Unlike many of us who will discard competence and vote only for members of our own tribe, Pharaoh and the Egyptians accepted a non‐indigene to rule over them. Of course, he had to adapt to Egyptian culture by receiving an Egyptian name and having an Egyptian wife (v.45). Before Joseph’s elevation, he patiently went through rejection by his brothers, the dark well, slavery and imprisonment – the cross that often precedes the crown.

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer
• O Lord, help us identify and bring to power men and women in whom there is the Spirit of God.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with
Mark 11:24; Isaiah 10‐12

Daily Guide 28th July 2022 | Scripture Union

Daily Guide 28th July 2022 | Scripture Union

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