No doubt you’re familiar with the story of Joseph — the coat, the dreams, slavery, imprisonment and finally vindication as he’s made prime minister of Egypt. (You can read the details in Genesis chapters 37-50.) I’ve often heard him described as a type of Christ in the way he forgives, and the way he saves his family. But lately as I looked at his life and circumstances, I saw that Joseph is a type of us.
Joseph lived a pretty good life in Potiphar’s house, but he was still a slave. Being in charge of the prison must have had its perks, but it was still prison. Joseph held on to those dreams, though. He knew there was more.
He knew he wasn’t made to be a slave or a prisoner. His destiny was to reign alongside the king.
We have that same destiny.
It’s easy to forget that fact. This world we live in now, with its challenges and sorrows, is not where we belong. This is slavery and prison. One day the king will call for us. He’ll clothe us in His own fine linen and set us over His kingdom to rule with Him.
You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.”