You remember the story. Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt buy food, and Joseph orders that Simeon be held to prove they aren’t lying about their identity. They discover the money they used to buy the food in their sacks. They hurry back to Egypt in a panic, afraid they’ll be blamed for the theft.
The steward says God has given you your treasure in your sacks, for I had your money.
The brothers kept talking about money.
The steward wanted them to rethink things.
Treasure is different than money.
Even in the Hebrew, the words are different.
A treasure is a secret storehouse. Money is silver.
A treasure is guarded and protected. Money is used.
The steward explained, God has given you your treasure…
Joseph. Forgiveness. Redemption. Reconciliation.
What treasures has God given you?