Confidence or Dependence on God (Genesis 40-41)
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In Genesis 40, Joseph, with God's help, interprets the dreams of the chief cupbearer and baker. In chapter 41 Pharaoh asks Joseph to interpret his dream and he says, "I have heard...you can..." Joseph replies, "It is not in me...but God can..." Joseph didn't let success go to his head. He stayed dependent on God. Self-confidence is highly prized in our culture but unrestrained confidence leads to self-importance, boasting, and acting independent of God. No, stay humble and reliant on the One who can.
Success can be a bad thing.