Monday, 16 July 2018
Bible in one year; Colossians 3-4
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 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 - (Genesis 41:39–40).
Promotion and increase comes from the Lord through His wisdom. It is one thing to have the Holy Spirit inside you, but it is another thing to have the Holy Spirit flow as the Spirit of wisdom within you that is why God desires for all believers to possess the spirit of wisdom.
Proverbs 4:7-9 Says ‘wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.’
When Potiphar saw that the Lord was with Joseph, and that everything he touched prospered, he at once promoted Joseph and placed him in charge over all the affairs of his house (Genesis 39:3–4).
In like manner, 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.
When Pharaoh saw that the Spirit of God was in Joseph and that there was none as wise as him, Pharaoh promoted him and placed him in charge of the whole of Egypt (Genesis 41:38–41).
The quickest way to gain promotion is through wisdom. The exalted thrones of life are not meant for the foolish and sluggards. The Bible talked about the infinite wisdom of God and how God had filled Daniel with wisdom in Daniel 2:20-23, that wisdom brought Daniel blessings and honour. In the place where mere intellectual capacity cannot get you the desired promotion, divine wisdom will get it for you because it gives you a voice that even your haters cannot gainsay.
Promotion is for those who prefer solutions to problems and it takes wisdom to do this.
The Children of Israel function in deep wisdom by reason of the Abrahamic covenant till date and this has positioned them to be at the top in the comity of nations. That is the only explanation for how that small nation ranks alongside others like America, Germany etc with larger population in security, enterprise etc
Lord thank you for your wisdom at work in my life. By the operation of your wisdom you have deposited in me, I will not remain at the bottom rung of the ladder. I walk in enviable heights in every area of life. Amen