Today's scripture: Genesis 41:9-13 (NLT*)
Finally, the king’s chief cup-bearer spoke up. “Today I have been reminded of my failure,” he told Pharaoh. “Some time ago, you were angry with the chief baker and me, and you imprisoned us in the palace of the captain of the guard. One night the chief baker and I each had a dream, and each dream had its own meaning. There was a young Hebrew man with us in the prison who was a slave of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams, and he told us what each of our dreams meant. And everything happened just as he had predicted. I was restored to my position as cup-bearer, and the chief baker was executed and impaled on a pole.”
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT...
- What risk does the cupbearer take in reminding Pharaoh about his imprisonment two years prior?
- Why do you think the cupbearer decides to talk to the Pharaoh about Joseph now?
- What consequences could he have faced from this action?
- In the same situation, might you have been tempted to keep quiet?
* Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation.