God’s Wisdom Brings You Promotion
Genesis 41:39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art
Pharaoh said to Joseph: You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.
Beloved, I want you to note this: Joseph knew that God was the source of his wisdom.
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace (Gen. 41:16).
Joseph knew that his wisdom was a result of the Lord’s unmerited favour and would not take any credit for it. Clearly, here was a man who understood grace, and could be trusted with increase, promotion, and more good success.
Observe the wisdom of Joseph in action. Joseph did not just interpret Pharaoh’s dream. He went on to advise Pharaoh on how to take advantage of the seven years of abundance to prepare for the seven years of famine that were revealed in his dream. Did you notice how Joseph’s wise advice led to the creation of a position of influence for himself? That is how the wisdom of the Lord operates. Proverbs 18:16 says, “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.” Joseph knew that his wisdom was a gift from the Lord. He knew that he did not earn it and that it flowed from the Lord’s unmerited favour toward him.
The Lord’s ways are amazing. See the extent of Joseph’s promotion in Genesis 41. In the space of less than an hour, he rose from a lowly prisoner to the highest possible office in all of Egypt.
No striving, no self-effort, no compromises, and no manipulation, just pure grace and grace alone made all the difference in Joseph’s life!
Remember that when the Lord is with you, you are a successful person. If you feel like you are in a prison now, stuck in a hopeless situation where you don’t know what to do, ask the Lord for wisdom.
The Bible says :
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5).
To ask the Lord for wisdom is to say, “I can’t, Lord, but You can. I give up on my own efforts and depend entirely upon your unmerited favour and wisdom.” As you receive His wisdom, riches and honour, as well as long life, will follow after you. Run to Him right now!
Stay Blessed 🙂