HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants. Genesis 47:25
Nothing less would have extorted such an acknowledgement from those proud Egyptians. They were willing to serve their saviour. No doubt had there been no provision made by Joseph, the streets would have been filled by emaciated skeletons picking their way feebly amid the heaps of the dying and the dead. Gratitude brought them into the dust before him who held the keys of the granaries.
The kingdom of Christ is a matter of supreme importance to individuals and the world.
He is not ambitious of power for its own sake; but that He may be able to exercise it more fully for our benefit, and that He may finally render up the kingdom to God, even His Father, that God may be all in all. He will never, therefore, be perfectly satisfied until He has triumphantly entered all closed gates, as King.
His kingdom is given Him by the glad choice of those whom He had blessed and saved.
The song of heaven reflects this thought: “Thou art worthy, for thou, wast slain.” His empire depends on the sacrifice by which He has saved a multitude whom no man can number. Meditate much on the love of Calvary, and you too will feel that His empire should begin with your heart, and hasten to subdue the kingdoms of the world.
When He becomes king, He still further blesses us.
The first hour of Joseph’s supreme power was the beginning of Egypt’s brightest days. The Egyptians could not do so well for themselves as he for them. We shall never know the real blessedness of living, its peace and joy and strength, till we have utterly surrendered to Christ’s supremacy. To serve such a Master utterly is to drink of the river of perfect blessedness.
Every one that names the Name of Christ must be in service of the Lord. There is nothing short in serving God. There are some people who came out serving God and mixed it up with serving the things of this world. So like in the days of Pharoah many people substituted him for the Living God. However, Joseph knew his God and he was willing to stay where he was planted and grow thereby. The world is a very different place today with the same old ming loving the things and pleasures of this wicked world.