16 When the news reached Pharaoh’s palace that Joseph’s brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased. 17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan, 18 and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the fat of the land.’
19 “You are also directed to tell them, ‘Do this: Take some carts from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get your father and come. 20 Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.'” Genesis 45:16-20
Joseph was in such favor with Pharaoh that he laid out the red carpet for Joseph’s family. Of course it didn’t hurt that Joseph helped make the Pharoah a very prosperous man with his dream interpretation. He knew that if he could make Joseph happy, he’d be working for him for a long time (not that Joseph had much of a choice).
In Pharoah’s mind, Joseph was indispensable. It was a nice place for Joseph to be in.
It’s a nice place for any of us to be in.
Many reading want this kind of relationship with your boss. You work hard but the respect doesn’t come.
While we’d like to have respect and admiration from those who employ us, we need to remember that we are not working for the employer but for God.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. –Colossians 3:23 ESV
So, do we do our best at work, knowing we may not be noticed or praised or rewarded? Absolutely. Knowing who we work for makes a world of difference.
And God already accept you.