By Charles R. Swindoll
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Marcus Dods, as quoted by H. C. : Baker Book House, 1942), vol. 2, p. 1048. " (42:9b-13) "One is no more"? But what if he isn't? Joseph thought. What if he's alive and standing here in front of you? Will you rejoice and embrace him, or remain bedfellows with your seared consciences? So Joseph applies even more pressure. " (vv. 14-15) "In all this," F. B. Meyer comments, I believe he repeated exactly the scene at the pit's mouth; and indeed we may perhaps see what really happened there [twenty years before], reflected in the mirror of this scene.
Joseph also received a whole new wardrobe to match the new royal authority given to him. The prison garments were quickly thrown away and replaced with "garments of fine linen" and a necklace made of gold (v. 42b). Next, Joseph was given his own company car, Pharaoh's "second chariot," to be driven throughout Egypt to proclaim the new prime minister's public authority. " And he set him over all the land of Egypt. " (vv. 43-44) Now if Joseph's newly acquired territorial and financial authority didn't bother you, seeing him surrounded by soldiers shouting for everyone to bow the knee and show respect probably does.
Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free. (Ps. 146:3-5, 7) The next time you are feeling forgotten, forsaken, abandoned, and disillusioned, remember that there is One who is unfailingly trustworthy. Here are some Scriptures that will help bring this to mind. 1 Promises like: "Can a woman forget her nursing child, And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. " (Isa. 49:15-16) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.