Theme: MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY.
Text: “And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.” – Genesis 39:6.
Comment: The lead text is taken from the story of Joseph, a good manager of resources, as related in Genesis chapters 37-50. The citation for today says that Joseph’s master put everything in his hand to manage and he did well with the fear of God. With the grace of God on him, even when he was put in prison, that stewardship quality was soon found in him as he was told to manage the fellow prisoners. – Genesis 39:22.
From managing his master’s material resources, to managing human resources in the prison, he was later given charge of the whole of Egypt by King Pharaoh. “And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do … and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn…” – Genesis 41:55-57.
Joseph’s wisdom and planning, saved the lives of people, not only in Egypt, but from all other nations. It’s about managing everything God brings into our lives in a manner that honours God. – See Luke 16:10-12; 2 Corinthians 4:1, 2.