December 08, 2006
Breadcrumb: Thanks for nothing!
Joseph knew from interpreting the butler's dream that the man would be restored to his former position of power. He asks, in the manner of social climbers everywhere, that the butler put in a good word with the king for poor Joseph. (Gen. 40:14) However, though the butler is restored to his former station, he forgets all about Joseph. (Gen. 40:23) Whether this is because he didn't want to be indebted to a Hebrew slave, or because he was in his own cups, we will never know. All we know is that then, as now, some men pay their debts better than others.