You Can Run My Country

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Genesis 41:40

You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.


These are the directives of the Pharaoh, the King of Egypt, to Joseph, a former Jewish slave. Joseph, one of the twelve sons of Jacob, had been sold by his brothers into Egyptian slavery. Joseph was faithful in prison and was known as an interpreter of dreams. When the Pharaoh called Joseph out of prison to interpret his dream, Joseph did just that. The Pharaoh was so impressed that he told Joseph … “You Can Run My Country!”


This was the second opportunity Joseph had been given to oversee someone’s home. On the first occasion Joseph was sold to Potiphar, an Egyptian warrior who became so impressed with Joseph’s ability to lead that he put him over his entire household and all employees. But after a while Joseph was falsely accused of trying to misuse Mrs. Potiphar and was immediately thrown into prison. In effect, leading Potiphar’s affairs was a test. Joseph had never led anything before. When he succeeded at running Potiphar’s life, he passed the test. After a stay in prison, where the warden had him lead the entire prison house, Joseph was brought into the palace of the Pharaoh to save the day. When Joseph interpreted the King’s dream it came with instructions. The King bought into it, and was really saying for all of history … “If you can handle Potiphar’s household and all of his affairs, including his wife, ‘You Can Run My Country.’”


Dear Jesus,

This AM I want to be quick to thank You for the tests You have brought my way. I’m still realizing every day that the tests You bring me are always preparing me for a promotion of some kind. Help me not to linger on the test, but to focus completely on You! I want to lead well. Amen

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