by Ken Trivette

Bow The Knee
Ken Trivette
Genesis 41:37-43

1. The Revered Son
A) The Walk That Was Undefiled
B) The Wardrobe That Was Unique
2. The Rejected Servant
A) The Searching of Joseph
B) The Selling of Joseph
3. The Reigning Sovereign
A) Wrongfully Placed In the Prison
B) Wonderfully Promoted To the Palace

There is coming a day when every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The Bible says in Philippians 2:9-11, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Please understand that Jesus is not waiting to be Lord. He is Lord at this very moment. He rises magnificently above all men, whether they are mediators or monarchs, legislators or leaders, sovereigns or statesmen. He towers above them all in rank and renown, virtue and vocation, ability and authority, sovereignty and sufficiency, prerogative and potentiality, wisdom and righteousness. He is Lord at this very moment, although not all recognize His Lordship and submit to His Kingship. But there is coming a day when every person will bow the knee and confess that He is Lord.

In the story before us from the life of Joseph we have a beautiful picture of that glorious day when every man, woman, and child will bow the knee. There is no better picture or type of the Lord Jesus than Joseph. One writer said of Joseph, “Men like Joseph are rare visitors among mortals.” The book of Genesis consists of 50 chapters and one-fourth tells the story of Joseph. A good title for his biography would be, “The Man Who Went from the Pit to the Prison to the Palace.”

I want us to walk through the life of Joseph, considering his life in three chapters, working our way to the scene described by our text. I want us t ...

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