Wednesday, January 22
Today's reading: Genesis 40:1-23
One of the things I love about Joseph is his diligence in highlighting and giving God the glory whenever he's brought into the spotlight because of the things he's able to do. Joseph was a slave in a foreign country with its own religion and gods. Yet each time he was given the opportunity, he intentionally and specifically highlighted his God.
It certainly would have been easier, and much safer, for Joseph to have simply interpreted the dreams of the baker, butcher, and Pharaoh without talking about God. The opportunity to promote himself was undoubtedly present, but Joseph kept his eyes on God and didn't entertain the temptation. He honored God by giving Him all the glory and, in so doing, was a witness to those around him.
How often do you think about the fact that God is the author and giver of every single one of your abilities and talents? Do you publically recognize Him for them? Why is this important? What's one example where you've given God the glory for something you were able to do in the past month? Tami
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