Two years had passed since what seemed to be Joseph’s greatest opportunity to be released from prison. The cupbearer had forgotten Joseph. But then one day, Joseph was summoned from prison. The cupbearer finally remembered his promise, and Joseph was to appear before Pharaoh to interpret two dreams he had about fat cows and skinny cows, about good grains and scorched grains.
Joseph then shared God’s interpretation of the dreams: seven years of plenty would be followed by seven years of lack. Joseph did what Pharaoh asked of him. But then he continued.
In a bold move, the Hebrew slave offered counsel to the king of Egypt. As followers of Christ, our role is similar to Joseph’s—we are to be prophetic voices warning people of the coming judgment. But at the same time, we are called on to share the answer—the saving gospel of Jesus—that people need to trust in to be delivered from that judgment.
What opportunities to share the gospel with boldness has God given you that you need to take advantage of? What will you do this week?