Fat of the Land
by PamFord Davis
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As adults, many of us have gained extra weight.

We have dieted and exercised; with discipline and determination we shed the pounds. Often, we have often lost the battle and put the weight back on. Yo-yo dieting is common. After re-gaining the weight, it goes to our unsightly fat storage bins. Our loss was our gain.

In contrast, Joseph saved lives by storing grain from the fat of the land.

“It is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: God has shown to Pharaoh what He is about to do. Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt; and after them seven years of famine will come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will ravage the land. So the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine; for it will be very severe. Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about. 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 him 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 41:28-36 NASB).”

Joseph, you’re the man.

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis