Scripture: Genesis 40:14: “14 Only remember me, when it is well with you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this house.”
Observations: We got deeper into the story of Joseph in Genesis. First we have more sinful behavior from Potiphar’s wife, but again, Joseph proves to be a man of integrity, and again, he ends up mistreated. We learned that Joseph doesn’t only have dreams, but could interpret them when he interprets Pharaoh’s dream about the coming famine and gets put in charge of the country of Egypt.
In Luke we learn how to properly handle our wealth, about divorce leading to adultery and that we have to respond to the gospel in this lifetime. There will be no ghosts coming to us as in The Christmas Carol.
Application: This Scripture struck me because I think we are often guilty. Joseph wanted to be remembered before Pharaoh so he could be set free. How many people ask us to pray for loved ones to be set free from sin and addiction. Do we remember to pray for them on a regular basis? I know it seems a stretch to apply that Scripture in this way, but that is what stuck with me after reading it. Pray for lost souls.
Prayer: Father, I am negligent. I need to pray more frequently and more fervently for lost souls. Lord, I have friends who have extended family members who are away from you. Some of them Lord, are steeped in addictions and wrong living. Some of the kids I have had in past Sunday School classes have walked away from you, Lord. They are following liberal agendas accepting things you consider abominations. I pray for them tonight, Lord. I love them, and I know that you love them too.
Tomorrow’s reading: Genesis 42-43; Luke 17