“But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him and said to him, ‘What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves to the ground before you?'”
Joseph shares his second dream with his family though the first merited their disdain. Even his father who favors him rebukes him as a result.
It can sometimes be difficult to share the truth with others, especially when that truth is unpopular. But by Joseph’s example, we ought to share it lovingly. In his case, the facts were enough for his family to analyze them; he didn’t have to spell out the meaning of the dreams. Joseph believed his visions were from God and he didn’t back down when God prompted him to speak. Neither should we.
LORD, give me courage like you gave Joseph to speak truth. Help me to have confidence in my identity in You and what You speak to me.
Next Week’s Reading Schedule:
2/6: Genesis 39-40
2/7: Genesis 41
2/8: Genesis 42-43
2/9: Genesis 44-45
2/10: Genesis 46-47