Today’s reading Genesis 40-41

Genesis 41:54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

God directed Joseph in how to be prepared for the bad times. Pharaoh was warned in a dream that there would be seven years of bad times, famine. Joseph was wise enough to have every one save 20% and to get through the bad years.

There is a lesson here for all of us. Bad days are coming. We are going to go through tough economic times so we need to build up a savings. We need to be able to put away enough to make it through.

In Proverbs 6 Solomon tells his son to go to the ant and learn her ways. She knows to put away for the winter.

Let this chapter be a warning for all of us to not follow American culture and spend what we don’t have but to rather prepare for the tough days that are coming.

Of all people on the planet we should be the wisest because God has given us good instructions with great examples!