“Two full years later, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing on the bank of the Nile River. In his dream he saw seven fat, healthy cows come up out of the river and begin grazing in the marsh grass. Then he saw seven more cows come up behind them from the Nile, but these were scrawny and thin. These cows stood beside the fat cows on the riverbank. Then the scrawny, thin cows ate the seven healthy, fat cows! At this point in the dream, Pharaoh woke up. But he fell asleep again and had a second dream. This time he saw seven heads of grain, plump and beautiful, growing on a single stalk.
And these thin heads swallowed up the seven plump, well-formed heads! Then Pharaoh woke up again and realized it was a dream. The next morning Pharaoh was very disturbed by the dreams. So he called for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. When Pharaoh told them his dreams, not one of them could tell him what they meant.”
Genesis 41:1-5, 7-8 NLT
I want us to apply our minds, as we read this account. Let us try to work with the following thoughts
· The dreams were given to Pharaoh who was a ruler.
· Symbolism in both dreams
· Attempts made by the magicians of Egypt
· Why Pharaoh was so troubled by these dreams
· Should we believe global experts who are predicting food shortage and food security?
Remember Abraham and Isaac both experienced drought in their lifetime. Abraham escaped to Egypt, but Isaac applied skills learn from his father to prosper.
Famine will either make you rich like Isaac and pharaoh or devastate you like the Egyptian who sold everything to Pharaoh to survive.