Genesis 37:5-8

Joseph’s Dream


Genesis 37:5-8 then Joseph had a dream and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more he said to them please listen to this dream which I have had for behold we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo my sheaf rose up and also stood erect and behold your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf then his brothers said to him are you actually going to reign over us? or are you really going to rule over us? so they hated him even more for his dreams and his words have you had a dream has God given you a dream and a vision for the future rule number 1 don’t share it with your family members why is that? because for some reason most people never have favor with their own family members regarding dreams and particularly if it’s a dream of something powerful God is going to do Joseph made a huge mistake here he shared the dream with his brothers when he should have kept it in his heart when the angel came and told Miriam or Mary that she would be the mother of Messiah she didn’t run around and tell everybody she didn’t say I’m the chosen one I’m the one that we’ve all been waiting for to bear messiah no she didn’t say that the Bible says she pondered these things kept them in her heart wisdom dictates when you first receive a dream don’t run around and tell everybody seek God, pursue God maybe one or two key confidantes, advisors but don’t run around and tell your brothers you see Joseph was full of pride Joseph was full of himself he wanted to exult himself he wanted his brothers to bow down before him he was not able to fulfill that dream until he didn’t want his brothers to bow down before him until he had eliminated all of self and the consequence of telling this walking in pride walking in self aggrandizement his brothers sold him into slavery and he had to go to a false land he was then later falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife unjustly put in prison forsaken by the cup bearer in prison who promised that he would tell the King and get Joseph out of prison and forgot never got around to it Joseph’s was 13 years getting rid of Joseph for God to eliminate Joseph out of Joseph so that Joseph was qualified to fulfill the vision to fulfill the dream that God had given him I believe Joseph could have done that a lot quicker than 13 years if he would have allowed God to purge Joseph of Joseph and that’s really the key message that we see here on this Shabbat Shabbat Shalom today is a wonderful Shabbat day where we get to meditate on the word of God where we have time to just rest and be refreshed so today would you just invite the LORD to expose to you areas where you’ve got selfishness areas where you’re walking in pride we don’t want to be like Joseph and take 13 years when it could be much shorter to eliminate the pride to eliminate the self aggrandizement to eliminate the things that would hinder us from fulfilling God’s vision for us so I pray for you today that today on this Shabbat day it would be a day of rest and refreshing for you and that God would expose the areas of pride eliminate them from your life that you might swiftly fulfill the dream that God has written for you for your life that you would walk in it and find yourself flowing in the river that God has for you fulfilling the dreams and visions that He’s given you God bless you today Shabbat Shalom


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