You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here.
In doing our glory word study, we see again that the King James Version renders it as glory: “And ye shall tell my father of all my glory . . .” What was the glory Joseph referred to? Pharaoh had promoted Joseph over his house, “and all my people shall order themselves as you command” (Gen. 41:40). Joseph was appointed as second in command over Egypt, with all the blessings and privileges. Besides Pharaoh, there was no one greater than Joseph. The whole nation was placed under his authority.
He tells his brothers to bring his father to Egypt and let him know “of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen.” Joseph’s glory was, as the Bible states, for the salvation of his family: “And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God” (Gen. 45:7-8). Later on he said: “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today” (Gen. 50:20).
Joseph is a beautiful type of Christ. He was betrayed and sold by His brethren. He suffered unjustly, but, in the end, was glorified for our temporal and eternal wellbeing, freely forgiving and taking care of us. His glory is our salvation!
What are we to do? We are to proclaim “all that you have seen.” We are to tell of Christ’s glory—the glory of His righteous life, sacrificial death, and victorious ascension on our behalf, presenting His finished work to the Father. In that sense, the Christian life is the seeing, savoring, and speaking of Christ’s glory. the Christian life is the seeing, savoring, and speaking of Christ’s glory Click To Tweet.
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