Some Of The Mid Day's Good News:
Forgotten, But Not Forgotten
Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
After spending years in slavery and prison, Joseph finally found a possible way of escape -- through the help of Pharaoh's butler, whose dream he had wisely interpreted. But the butler forgot him, and Joseph's hopes again faded. Still, he waited on the Lord. He had no choice; but no other choice could have been better for him. Taking the long view, God was planning a coming day when Joseph would be released, exalted, and mightily used to change human history.
Though forgotten by the butler, Joseph was not forgotten by the Lord.
John Piper wrote, "To wait! That means to pause and soberly consider our own inadequacy and the Lord's all-sufficiency and to seek counsel and help from the Lord. . . The folly of not waiting for God is that we forfeit the blessing of having God work for us. The evil of not waiting for God is that we oppose God's will to exalt Himself in mercy. God aims to exalt Himself by working for those who wait for Him." 1
Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart (Psalm 27:14).
Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting.
A. W. Tozer