Maybe you’ve heard the phrase, “it ain’t bragging if it’s true”. That seems to be one of the pervasive lessons in this part of the story. So what previously looked liked arrogance at worst or youthful ignorance at best now seems to be a clear and accurate understanding of the future. This week’s installment of Joseph’s life is the beginning of an upturn that seemed impossible to most… except to him.
Ponder this strange reality…
1. If Joseph was the one interpreting dreams, why did he say it was God’s business to interpret dreams?
2. What do you think Joseph was hoping for when he asked the cup-bearer to remember him?
3. What do you think the baker was hoping for (prior to Joseph’s interpretation)?
4. Why do you think the cup-bearer forgot Joseph?
5. Why do you think Pharaoh was disturbed by his dreams?
6. What was God trying to teach Pharaoh?
7. Why was Pharaoh able to see the power of God?
8. In what ways were Joseph’s dreams made reality?
For some extra insights follow the link to this commentary… Genesis 40-41.