As we take a look at Genesis chapter 41, we will learn about the value of saving money and two necessary components for financial success.
3 Nuggets of Financial Wisdom
1. Saving money (is absolutely necessary)
Now Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Pharaoh’s dreams are one and the same; God has told Pharaoh what He is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one and the same. The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine. It is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: God has shown to Pharaoh what He is about to do.”
Genesis 41:25-28 NASB
(Trouble is coming)
2. Saving money (is a choice)
“Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let them exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. Then let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and let them guard it. Let the food become as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine.”
Genesis 41:33-36 NASB
(Prepare an intentional and well-planned budget)
3. Saving money (brings protection)
So he gathered all the food of these seven years which occurred in the land of Egypt and placed the food in the cities; he placed in every city the food from its own surrounding fields. Thus Joseph stored up grain in great abundance like the sand of the sea, until he stopped measuring it, for it was beyond measure.
Genesis 41:48-49 NASB
“Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.”
Genesis 41:55 NASB