And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.…
I. JOSEPH'S UNEXPECTED PROMOTION.
II. JOSEPH'S WISE ADMINISTRATION.
1. The trust now committed to Joseph was vast in its responsibility.
2. The manner in which he met the responsibility, and performed his official duty, proves him to have been as well qualified in mental ability as he was in moral character.
(1) He gave personal attention to his duty.
(2) He wisely prepared, during the years of plenty, for the years of want.
III. JOSEPH'S RECOGNITION OF GOD IN HIS HOME-LIFE. Seen in names of sons. Lessons:
1. If children of God, we should learn from Joseph's promotion not to be discouraged under any circumstances.
2. The personal attention of Joseph to his onerous and important duty, and his wisdom in organising his work, contain very wholesome and timely lessons for the young men of to-day.
3. Joseph's recognition of God in his home, in the very flush of abundant prosperity and honour, not only reveals the beautiful symmetry of his character, but proves that neither positions of honour, nor the accumulation of wealth, need dim the light of piety or interrupt our relations with God.
(D. G. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.