When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end, and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.” When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. The people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth. Genesis 41:53-57
God showed Joseph that an economic turn was coming and had given him the wisdom to lead people through it. I wonder if economic cycles are as natural as weather patterns? What was amazing is that God used this knowledge to save Joseph’s family, in particular Judah. Why was Judah so important? It was though his lineage that Christ would come.
Am I paying attention to the signs of the time? Am I seeking God for wisdom about the future?
God, You have all the answer and the resources for us in this life. Thank you that we don’t have to live in fear but by faith. Help me see what this day holds and how to prepare for the future. I believe You have given me a good five year plan and more that that, energy, vision and passion to fulfill it. Please let Your love be evident in my life today.