Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “I remember my offenses today. When Pharaoh was angry with his servants and put me and the chief baker in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, we dreamed on the same night, he and I, each having a dream with its own interpretation. A young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. When we told him, he interpreted our dreams to us, giving an interpretation to each man according to his dream. And as he interpreted to us, so it came about. I was restored to my office, and the baker was hanged.”
by: Dorothy Noel.
The cupbearer finally remembered Joseph! Back in Genesis 40, Joseph had asked to be remembered when the cupbearer was released. But it took him a while. In that time, Joseph was still sitting in jail. Waiting. Serving prisoners. Alone. God had used Joseph to interpret multiple dreams at this point in his life, yet still he sat in prison without cause. Finally, the cupbearer shared Joseph’s story with someone who could change his situation. How often do we expect godly obedience to lead to immediate blessing from God? Are you willing to be obedient even without receiving any blessing?