Joseph Gets a Reward

In prison, Joseph heard about the dreams of two of Pharaoh’s servants. God helped Joseph tell the wine server and the baker what their dreams meant. Joseph’s interpretations of these dreams came true.

Two years later, the Egyptian Pharaoh had a dream that no one could understand. The wine server remembered Joseph and told Pharaoh. Joseph was brought out of prison to interpret Pharaoh’s dream. Pharaoh asked Joseph to explain his dream. Genesis 41:16 gives us Joseph’s response. “Joseph answered, ‘I cannot! But God can explain the dream to you, Pharaoh.’”

Joseph told Pharaoh his dream meant that there would be seven years of good crops and plenty to eat in Egypt. Then, there would be seven years of famine with no food to eat. Joseph suggested that Pharaoh choose a wise man to collect food during the seven good years. Then this food could be eaten during the seven years of famine.

Pharaoh gave Joseph the job of gathering all the food. Joseph was given a royal ring and fine clothes to wear. God rewarded Joseph for his obedience and faithfulness. God will take care of us and bless us when we obey and follow Him.