Second, we need to leverage what we have for God and for others. God doesn’t bless us because of our worthiness or for our benefit alone.  As a result of Joseph’s obedience to God’s wisdom, Egypt was able to produce enough grain for itself and for its neighboring countries.  In his book, the Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn says “God prospers me not to increase my standard of living, but rather my standard of giving.” 

Finally, Biblical wisdom is timeless.  Even though Joseph lived about 3,500 years ago, his advice works as well today as it did during his time.  This is because his wisdom was given to him by God, the creator of everything.  Joseph understood that all good advice comes from God.  In the end, we can all learn from Joseph and make it a habit to depend on God and seek his wisdom during both times of prosperity and famine.

Steve Scalici is a Certified Financial PlannerTM with Treasure Coast Financial. He is co-host of God’s Money, which can be heard on the internet at . You can contact Steve at .