Week 5: Pride Comes Before the Fall | Day 1

Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of Pride Comes Before the Fall
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Romans 8: 28-30 and Ephesians 3:20-21

Week 5: Day 1

This week’s sermon, Pride Comes Before the Fallwith Dr. Robby Gallaty, focuses on Genesis 37:1-10. We have divided this sermon into three parts for you to watch throughout this week. Please watch the first part today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Genesis 39-40

39:1 Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt. An Egyptian named Potiphar, an official of Pharaoh and the captain of the guard, purchased him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him there. 2The Lord was with Joseph. He was successful and lived in the household of his Egyptian master. 3His master observed that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made everything he was doing successful. 4So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal attendant. Potiphar appointed Joseph overseer of his household and put him in charge of everything he owned. 5From the time Potiphar appointed him over his household and over all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s household for Joseph’s sake. The blessing of the Lord was on everything that he had, both in his house and in his fields. 6So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; he gave no thought to anything except the food he ate. Now Joseph was well built and good-looking. 7Soon after these things, his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me.” 8But he refused, saying to his master’s wife, “Look, my master does not give any thought to his household with me here, and everything that he owns he has put into my care. 9There is no one greater in this household than I am. He has withheld nothing from me except you because you are his wife. So how could I do such a great evil and sin against God?” 10Even though she continued to speak to Joseph day after day, he did not respond to her invitation to go to bed with her. 11One day he went into the house to do his work when none of the household servants were there in the house. 12She grabbed him by his outer garment, saying, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his outer garment in her hand and ran outside. 13When she saw that he had left his outer garment in her hand and had run outside, 14she called for her household servants and said to them, “See, my husband brought in a Hebrew man to us to humiliate us. He tried to go to bed with me, but I screamed loudly. 15When he heard me raise my voice and scream, he left his outer garment beside me and ran outside.” 16So she laid his outer garment beside her until his master came home. 17This is what she said to him: “That Hebrew slave you brought to us tried to humiliate me, 18but when I raised my voice and screamed, he left his outer garment and ran outside.” 19When his master heard his wife say, “This is the way your slave treated me,” he became furious. 20Joseph’s master took him and threw him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined. So he was there in the prison. 21But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him kindness. He granted him favor in the sight of the prison warden. 22The warden put all the prisoners under Joseph’s care. He was in charge of whatever they were doing. 23The warden did not concern himself with anything that was in Joseph’s care because the Lord was with him and whatever he was doing the Lord was making successful. 40:1 After these things happened, the cupbearer to the king of Egypt and the royal baker offended their master, the king of Egypt. 2Pharaoh was enraged with his two officials, the cupbearer and the baker, 3so he imprisoned them in the house of the captain of the guard in the same facility where Joseph was confined. 4The captain of the guard appointed Joseph to be their attendant, and he served them. They spent some time in custody. 5Both of them, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison, had a dream the same night. Each man’s dream had its own meaning. 6When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were looking depressed. 7So he asked Pharaoh’s officials, who were with him in custody in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?” 8They told him, “We both had dreams, but there is no one to interpret them.” Joseph responded, “Don’t interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me.” 9So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph: “In my dream, there was a vine in front of me. 10On the vine there were three branches. As it budded, its blossoms opened and its clusters ripened into grapes. 11Now Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, so I took the grapes, squeezed them into his cup, and put the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.” 12“This is its meaning,” Joseph said to him. “The three branches represent three days. 13In three more days Pharaoh will reinstate you and restore you to your office. You will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand, just as you did before when you were cupbearer. 14But remember me when it goes well for you, and show me kindness. Make mention of me to Pharaoh and bring me out of this prison, 15for I really was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews and I have done nothing wrong here for which they should put me in a dungeon.” 16When the chief baker saw that the interpretation of the first dream was favorable, he said to Joseph, “I also appeared in my dream and there were three baskets of white bread on my head. 17In the top basket there were baked goods of every kind for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them from the basket that was on my head.” 18Joseph replied, “This is its meaning: The three baskets represent three days. 19In three more days Pharaoh will decapitate you and impale you on a pole. Then the birds will eat your flesh from you.” 20On the third day it was Pharaoh’s birthday, so he gave a feast for all his servants. He “lifted up” the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker in the midst of his servants. 21He restored the chief cupbearer to his former position so that he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand, 22but the chief baker he impaled, just as Joseph had predicted. 23But the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph—he forgot him. (NET Bible)

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