“In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your position . You will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand the way you used to when you were his cupbearer . 14 But when all goes well for you, remember that I was with you. Please show kindness to me by mentioning me to Pharaoh , and get me out of this prison . 15 For I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews , and even here I have done nothing that they should put me in the dungeon .” (Genesis 40:13-15)
Recognition and appreciation
People will let us down even when we show them kindness. We cannot afford to be moved by what people do to us but we have to just stay strong on God’s unfailing promises. He is the one who will never leave us nor forsake us. This is what Joseph did, being betrayed for the nth time by people he trusted and who was kind to them in every way. He remained faithful to God as He fixed His eyes upon Yahweh and let Him heal his hurts and disappointments as he continued to trust in Him all the time.
This is what we as Christians today should do. We who are in a better state than Joseph because we know the full revelation of God’s salvation plan through Jesus Christ, should fix our eyes upon Jesus and let Him help us let offenses and the hurt deriving from betrayals to slide away from us.