It is good to have a reserve

Genesis Bible Background

01.17.2019 – Old Testament: Gen 41.33–36

To read the Bible in a year, read Genesis 41 on January 17, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

I have known Christians who did not think it was right to save money because that allegedly shows that you do not trust God to supply your needs. However, after Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams, look at the advice that Joseph gave to Pharaoh:

“Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, to collect one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven plentiful years. And let them gather all the food of those good years that are coming, and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. Then that food shall be as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land may not perish during the famine” (Genesis 41.33–36).

Joseph taught Pharaoh to save for the future that they might have a reserve. Joseph had the Lord’s backing and truly the Lord used Joseph.

Questions:

  • Do you plan for the future?
  • Are you also generous with your contributions to the church?

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