Obedient Love

International Sunday School September 13, 2020 Fall #2

Genesis 41:25-33 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. (26) The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream. (27) The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine. (28) “It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. (29) Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, (30) but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. (31) The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. (32) The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon. (33) “And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:37-40 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials. (38) So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?” (39) Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. (40) You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.”

Genesis 41:50-52 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. (51) Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.” (52) The second son he named Ephraim and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”

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