This Bible study is based on Genesis 41:25–39.
It makes the following key points:
- This story is about a hazard that was predicted, so that action could be taken before it happened. It emphasises the importance of early warning systems, whether they are divine or man-made! In today’s world, early warning of drought, storms and floods can help reduce the impact of the hazard.
- Management responsibility was given to Joseph – he was trusted. In emergency situations there needs to be trust in the leadership.
- God used this project to save Jacob’s family and the future of Israel. Disaster planning can be used by God to do good and achieve his purposes in the world.