Read: Genesis 37: 5-11

Whatever Joseph thought of his strange dreams, we can know that they were God’s revelation, as they were fulfilled later in his life. I am intrigued by Jacob’s response – he “kept the matter in mind.” This reminds me of another time in Scripture where someone tucked things away for later revelation. Luke 2:46-51 describes a time when Mary and Joseph were in Jerusalem with Jesus for the annual Passover feast. On the journey home they realized that Jesus was not with them and returned to the city, discovering him teaching in the temple courts. When questioned about why Jesus had done this, he said “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” His parents did not understand the saying that he spoke to them but v.51 says “his mother treasured all these things in her heart.”

Have you ever had something happen that you didn’t understand at the moment but still kept it in mind, treasuring it in your heart? I had just such a thing happen to me in the Fall. It was early morning, maybe 4 am and I had awoken and was just having a debate in my head whether to get up to use the bathroom or wait until morning, when into my head, out of nowhere, I heard “no eye has seen, no ear has heard.” “Where did that come from?” I remember asking myself. I thought it was maybe part of a bible verse but couldn’t remember the rest. In the morning I looked it up and it came from 1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” There is a family situation that I have been praying fervently for and although it has not been answered I felt this reminder from the Lord was something to ”keep in mind” and “treasure in my heart” as I wait for God.

Thank God for His word that often comes just as we need it and is a treasure.

Treasure His Word

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