The Cupbearer and the Baker
Bible Study Lesson - Genesis
Joseph, in this
study lesson from
is asked to interpret the dreams of the cupbearer
and the baker.
He boldly does so and both
dreams come true. Who gets the credit? God.
Was there risk involved with
the interpretation? Absolutely, but
took the risk because he was faithful to
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by Bob Pardue
Joseph and the baker and the
How soon we
Joseph interpreted each of
the men's dreams but did not hesitate to give the
credit to God.
If Joseph had predicted these
things on his own and they came true, it would have
been a mere coincidence. But, with God involved,
Joseph could interpret with the confidence that
what he saw in the dreams was absolute.
The Easy Way - The Hard
Something just came to mind
when I read this passage again. Interpreting the
cupholder's dream was easy for Joseph because he
knew the cupholder would be restored to his high
position in the king's court.
However, it was a bold move
for Joseph to tell the baker the meaning of
What if the baker were not
executed and instead the king put him back into a
position of power? There is a good chance that
Joseph would have lost his head in that
It took a deep
faith for Joseph to
make the decision to interpret the baker's dream
just the way God explained it to him.
How about us?
Would we be willing to share
and do what God told us to do even if it meant a
possibility of losing our lives? Could we go into
harm's way to tell
others about Christ?
Quest of the
Many people in the world
today are doing just that. There are Christians in
certain parts of the world such as China, Africa
and Afghanistan who risk their lives daily to share
the faith of Jesus Christ.
Now, back to us. Sometimes
we're afraid even to mention Christ to a friend who
needs His message
of salvation and
there is not a remote chance of our being hurt or
abused by telling them.
All we have to risk is a
Let's pray that God will make
us bolder in our commitment to share the word of
Christ to those who need it.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if
some stranger (or even a friend or family
member) came up to us in heaven and said; "It was
that day you shared Jesus Christ with me that I
made a decision to have my life
Love in Christ
If you have never made the
decision to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
here and take the
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is Tempted with Adultery
Verses from Genesis about Joseph
interpreting dreams from the cupbearer and the
baker are from Life Application Study Bible: New