Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him. – Genesis 40:23
Genesis 40:5-15, 23
Isn’t it typical of us (humans) to easily forget the kindness and goodness others have shown to us? In this passage, we saw how Joseph helped to interpret the butler’s dream who was then restored back to his position from prison. Although the butler made a promise to repay Joseph’s kindness by mentioning him to Pharaoh (who has power to release him from prison), he still forgot about him once he was out of the prison and Joseph remained in his shackles for two more years.
This scenario plays out in every day life, people who promise to stand by you, all of a sudden abandon you to yourself. Friends who collected money from you when they were in dire need, become enemies when it is time for them to return the money.
Business partners sometimes renege on their part of the agreement you both had. The uncle who said they will assist in paying your tuition, bows out at the last minute. You also sometimes promise to do good to others but end up disappointing them.
All of these shows the frailties of men. Men fail because of our imperfections, which is why our help is vain.. We can only depend on the HELP of God – Whose help is ever present. Even when the butler forgot all about Joseph, God did not forget him, He was with him all through and gave him wisdom to interpret Pharaoh’s dream which eventually turned his life around for good.
Your absolute trust should be in God who will not forget, leave nor forsake you. He will come through for you again and again!
Have a FABULOUS Friday!
Psalm 27:9&10, Jeremiah 17:5-8 and Psalm 118:7&8.
“Lord, I thank You because You will never forget or forsake me. I renew my hope and trust in You this day, and I receive Your ever present help to soar above life’s circumstances in Jesus name. Amen!”