Joseph’s ticket out of prison was the ability to interpret dreams. What got him started was interpreting dreams of Pharaoh’s chief cup bearer and chief baker. Even though he could have taken credit for this ability, that is not what Joseph did. “They said to him, “We have had dreams, and there is no one to interpret them.” And Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Please tell them to me.” (Genesis 40:8) When Pharaoh had dreams that he needed interpreting, the chief cup bearer finally put in a good word for Joseph. Pharaoh asked Joseph if he had this power. “Joseph answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.” (Genesis 41:16) Every talent and ability that each one of us has comes from God. The credit and glory should be returned to Him as well.
Today’s reading: Genesis 40-43