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I. From prison to palace

II. From forsaken to forgiven

Genesis 41:41-49 41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the

whole land of Egypt.” 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and

put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold

chain around his neck. 43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command,

and men shouted before him, “Make way!” Thus he put him in charge of the

whole land of Egypt. 44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without

your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.” 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the

name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of

On, to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt. 46 Joseph was

thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And

Joseph went out from Pharaoh’s presence and traveled throughout Egypt. 47

During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully. 48 Joseph

collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and

stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding

it. 49 Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so

much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.

In the name of Jesus Christ, provider of all good things, dear Christian friends,

Distrust. Mistrust. Did you even know these were actual words? Distrust is a

lack of trust based on experience, while mistrust is a lack of trust based on a feeling.

Here is an example of distrust. Hank hires Frank as his right hand man at the

shop. Frank shows up late every day, doesn’t show up some days, fails to meet deadlines

and speaks poorly to others of the workplace. Hank now distrusts Frank as a co-worker.

Here is an example of mistrust. Hank interviews Frank but doesn’t hire him