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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Now’s Not The Time To Forget”
Though no fault on his part Joseph found himself in Egypt’s most notorious prison. It was a set up. He was framed.
The same could be said of Pharaoh’s cupbearer. After being treated well by Joseph, who became the prison’s informal boss, the cupbearer was freed and brought back to his place of prominence.
Joseph asked the cupbearer to remember him with favor when he got out, and to help him get out of prison as well. But the cupbearer forgot.
But when Pharaoh had some disturbing dreams, and his royal wise men couldn’t help, the cupbearer remembered his promise.
He said, “I remember my faults this day.” (Genesis 41:9b)
He forgot the blessings he had received. He had forgotten Joseph who helped him in his time of need. He was too busy to remember, or was it more convenient to forget?
When we were set free from our prison cells through the kindness and sacrifice of Jesus, we are asked to remember what He did for us, the blessing we received and help those who need to be set free as well.
But like the cupbearer we become too busy to remember, and sometimes it’s more convenient to forget.
Let’s not forget the call of Christ because we’re too busy, or when it isn’t convenient to do so, like turning our heads as if we don’t see.
The Apostle James said, “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27)
The Apostle Paul tells us to comfort those who are in need with the same comfort God has given to us in our time of need (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
And it needs to be done in love.
“Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:3)
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