Genesis 40:6-7

Genesis 40:6-7

And Joseph came in to them in the morning and looked at them, and saw that they were sad. So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were with him in the custody of his lord’s house, saying, “Why do you look so sad today?”
Genesis 40:6-7

Chapter 39 ended with Joseph in prison, but being prospered in the Lord. As it so happens, two former servants of Pharaoh are in the same part of the prison with Joseph, who notices their downcast faces. He asks why they’re sad. It’s good that Joseph, going through his own difficulties, still finds time to care about others. This is a good lesson for us, because so many times we’re so focused on what’s getting us down, it ruins our day.

Those are the times we should look to others and their needs. As bad of time as you’re having, is it worse than those around you? Joseph, serving out his time in prison, prospered by the Lord, cares about his fellow prisoners.

Oh, how this speaks to me! Because I can get into a “Woe is me!” attitude and not care for the others around me. Yet God has put us here to serve with cheerful hearts, no matter our circumstances. Who needs God’s help today?

Lord, give me a servant’s heart,

Pastor Ron Kitchell