*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*ENGAGEMENT BRINGS REAL CHANGE.(3)*
Gen 41:11-13 *And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.*
*And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.*
*And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
We can learn from the least expected people in our midst if only we could engage them in service.
We can learn from people of lower status if we listen to them and engage them in service.
Joseph's promotion and Pharaoh's decision to do so further teaches us as follows
First, it teaches us that a leader must think outside the box.
He must explore ideas that are creative and unusual and that are not limited or controlled by rules or tradition.
We must learn to be unconventional and think from a new and different perspective.
Pharaoh's decision to promote Joseph teaches us not to base on or conform to what is generally done or believed.
Jethro taught Moses this.
Jethro advised Moses to *....provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:*
*And let them judge the people at all seasons:....* Exd 18:21-22.
When Moses engaged these elders, they brought the necessary change that was needed.
Their engagement brought remarkable changes. Exd 18: 26 says, *"....they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter, they judged themselves."*
This teaches us that there are willing hands, and the only thing they need is engagement in service.
Secondly, it teaches us that some subjects can be more informed than their leaders.
Leaders may not know all they claim to have knowledge of. We all make mistakes, but there are times we may be more prone to mistakes than our subjects.
Daniel was engaged as companions of kings because of his outstanding ability to interpret dreams. He and his friends were not citizens of Babylon.
Dan 1: 17 *God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.*
They were proved for ten days and were found that their countenance were better. They were found ten times better than the magicians and astrologers of Babylon.
None was found *.....like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah;...*
They were brought *... before the king*, Dan 1:17-20.
In Dan 2, when the king's dream could not be interpreted by the *.. magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans,...*
King Nebuchadnezzar engaged Daniel, and the interpretation was made known to him.
Dan 2:48 says *Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.*
Babylon, a heathen nation, did teach us to engage the less privileged or people less status in order to achieve real change.
While race, color, nativity, and citizenship have their place, engaging the right mind is key to real transformation.
While the headship of nations is reserved for citizens and successive monachs are only for seed royals, engaging advisers from any extraction, social class, and status who can bring real change is vital for survival.
*Call to Word action.*
God's Kingdom and nation's development is a perfect illustration of Psalm 22:28 *For the kingdom is the LORD's: And he is the governor among the nations.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Engaging all in God's service, irrespective of nativity, color, and race, is a perfect example of Christ for all nations.
Lord, let our communities, church, and nations be built on the common ground where knowledge is given an equal opportunity for real change in Jesus name.
Good morning all, and have a blessed day.
God bless you.