THE BUTLER AND THE BAKER
THE BUTLER AND THE BAKER STUDY ON THE BUTLER AND THE BAKER
STORY WITH THE BUTLER AND THE BAKER MESSAGE
A pleasant day to all of you. We’ve
been following the story in the book of Genesis about Joseph, Israel’s son,
who has found himself being done wrong by others and yet found Grace in
God's sight and God took care of him. Let's see if God continues to do so.
The last time, his master Potiphar’s wife accused him of seducing her, when
in fact is was quite the opposite. Consequently, Joseph has been thrown in
prison where the king’s (Pharaoh's) prisoners were held.
Joseph has the Lord on his side
though, and everywhere he goes, things prosper because he is blessed. The
prison keeper had no worries after putting Joseph in charge of all the
One day the Pharaoh was offended by
his butler and his baker. He was sorely angry at them and ordered that they
be imprisoned where Joseph was being held in jail. There was a night when
both the butler and the baker each had strange dreams. When Joseph saw them
the next morning they both looked sad so he asked them what was wrong. They
told him that they both had dreams, but there was nobody to interpret them.
Joseph said, Don’t interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.
BUTLER AND THE BAKER LESSON WITH THE BUTLER AND THE BAKER EXPLANATION AND
THE BUTLER AND THE BAKER SUMMARY
The butler began, In my dream there
was a vine with three branches. And it budded and blossomed and grew
clusters of ripe grapes. And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, so I took the
grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup and put the cup in his hand.
God gave Joseph the gift of
interpreting dreams and he explained to the butler, The three branches are
three days, and within three days Pharaoh will pardon you and give you your
job back. Then you’ll serve him just as you did before.
Then Joseph added, Please remember me
with kindness when you are freed and mention me to Pharaoh so I can get out
of here too. I was stolen out of the land of the Hebrews and I haven’t done
anything here either to deserve being put into prison.
THE BUTLER AND THE BAKER INFORMATION WITH THE BUTLER AND
THE BAKER MEANING AND THE BUTLER AND THE BAKER DISCUSSION
When the baker heard that the
interpretation of the butler’s dream turned out so well, he told Joseph his
dream, saying, In my dream I had three white baskets on my head and in the
top basket there was all kinds of pastries for Pharaoh, and the birds ate
them out of the basket.
The news wasn’t so wonderful for the
baker. Joseph said, The three baskets are three days, and within three days
Pharaoh will cut off your head and hang you on a tree and the birds will eat
your flesh off of you. The baker must have had the wrong kind of daily
bread ... ;)
Three days later, it was Pharaoh’s
birthday and he made a feast for all his servants. He gave the butler his
job back, but he hung the baker, just as Joseph had interpreted … However,
the butler forgot all about mentioning Joseph to the Pharaoh.
In the next story, the Pharaoh himself
had a dream that needs interpretation. Who do you think will fit the bill
for that job? Come back and see next time in your Daily Bread.