Joseph was learning how to be a leader all his life. While working for the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, he learned the wrong way to lead, see 37:2. He did not repeat the bad things they had done.

In Potiphar’s house, he learned how to delegate responsibilities to others, see 39:4. He learned administration there, too, see 38:6

Joseph honed his people skills while in prison. The warden put him in charge of the prisoners and everything that happened, see 39:22.

His leadership training took place while he was very young and later as a slave. But Pharaoh did not choose Joseph because of his leadership skills, his delegating skills, his administrative skill, or his people skills.

Genesis 41:38, “So Pharaoh asked his officials, ‘Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?’ ” New Living Translation

Skill does not bring promotions, being filled with the spirit of God does.

Dear Father God,

Help me to be full of your Spirit,

In Jesus Name,


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