I began reading Genesis on 07-23-2015. My goal is to read the Bible a chapter at a time at the beginning of my quiet time. I pray asking the Holy Spirit to teach me as if I've never read the reading before. I have missed some days of doing this but I am in awe of what I am learning and how I've been able to apply this new understanding to my life. I truly love how there is always new wisdom from scripture I have read so many times before.
Just going to put down some notes today -
vs. 1-4 Pharaoh is mad at the cupbearer and the chief baker - puts them in prison, Joseph attends them
I'm wondering: when I get mad at family, friends, etc how do I put them in prison?
does putting someone in prison (in my mind, by my actions) help me keep that mad
do I attend (help) others when they have been put in prison because of someone's
anger? do I help them or jump into someone else's stuff and keep them
vs. 5-23 Cupbearer and chief baker have dreams. Joseph interprets them. Asked to be remembered by the cupbearer. Cupbearer restored to position but doesn't remember Joseph.
I'm wondering: do I remember when others help me? do I give credit to the source of my help?
I am really pondering the putting someone in prison when I am mad/angry. Sounds like rejection. How do I feel when I am rejected? How does it feel to reject someone?
In the Young Girls' Bible study we talked about taking our thoughts captive (2 Cor 10:5). How often do I take my thoughts captive to make them obedient to Christ, but instead of giving Christ my thoughts, I just put them in prison and then take them out and
chew on them at a later time.