Kids Devo December 6 & 9
This week, kids learned what happened after Joseph’s brothers sent him to Egypt. Jacob had recognized his son’s robe and concluded that his son had died. He was devastated by the news. No one could comfort Jacob.
For the next 20 years, Jacob lived with sadness. But Scripture shows us that even though Jacob didn’t know, God was with Joseph, making him successful and blessing him in Egypt. Joseph worked for Potiphar, an official of Pharaoh, but when Potiphar’s wife falsely accused him of attacking her, Joseph ended up in prison.
God gave Joseph the ability to interpret dreams. Pharaoh’s cupbearer and baker were also in custody when they each had a dream on the same night. “Interpretations belong to God,” Joseph explained. Then Joseph told them what the dreams meant. The cupbearer would be restored to his position, but the baker would be executed.
Two years later, Pharaoh had a dream which no one could interpret. But the cupbearer remembered Joseph and his ability to interpret dreams, and Pharaoh summoned Joseph. God revealed what would happen: there would be seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine.
Pharaoh took action, putting Joseph into a position of power to help prepare Egypt for the future. He recognized that Joseph was wise and that God was with him. God sent Joseph to Egypt and blessed him so that he rose to a position of great authority. God used Joseph to help Joseph’s family and many others. When Jesus came to earth, He gave up His position of honor in heaven to be the Savior of the world.
As you talk to your kids this week, point them to our God who is with us and blesses us. We see that things were not always easy for Jacob and Joseph. However, God was working all things out in His perfect plan. We know that whatever we are going through, ultimate blessing is found in the One true God! He blessed us in the greatest way by sending His Son, who gave up His position of honor, to be the Savior of the world. He calls us to action in sharing the gospel with the whole world.
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God gave Joseph power to understand dreams.
BIG PICTURE QUESTION
Is there anything God cannot do? He can do all things according to His character.
God sent Joseph to Egypt and blessed him so that he rose to a position of great authority. When Jesus came to earth, He gave up His position of honor in heaven to be the Savior of the world.
But I am the Lord your God
from the land of Egypt;
you know no God but me,
and besides me there is no savior. Hosea 13:4