by Harley Howard

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Genesis Chapter 40 (37 of 47)
Series: The Study of The Word Of God
Harley Howard

Joseph is in prison, but not forgotten by God and not without God's sovereign hand involved in him being there. I wonder how many uncomfortable places we have found ourselves in only to find out that it was God who allowed us to be there for His will and we didn't see it. Some people (thank God) have seen it at a later time, but many never see the hand of God in adversity or in times where we would think that God is nowhere to be found. He's there, my beloved, for we walk by faith not by sight.

1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

There are 2 men whom Joseph has an encounter with, the butler or the cupbearer and the baker. The butler or the cupbearer was responsible to taste the drink of the king to make sure that it wasn't poisoned. Not an enviable position, but nonetheless it was his position. The baker was just that. Both of these men were chief in their positions and they angered the king, but it does not state why in these verses. Joseph was placed over them and he served them in the prison.

5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.
7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so s ...

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