14 …Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh.
15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.’
16 ‘I cannot do it,’ Joseph replied to Pharaoh, ‘but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.’
Pharaoh is troubled by dreams and is tipped off about Joseph who at this point in the story has been left languishing in his dungeons.You probably know the outcome of the conversation – Joseph reveals that the dreams are a warning of famine to come, a warning that enables Pharaoh through Joseph to store up food and provide for his people and others. In this episode, however, it is Joseph’s humility that impresses me. He is careful that the credit goes to God, he cannot interpret the dreams, only God can. Others may have been tempted to seize the chance to gain a name for themselves in the hope that this would lead to their freedom.
Lord, help me to someone who points to you rather than to themselves.