Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

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Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleThe Keeper of the Storehouse
Bible TextGenesis 41:39-41
Article Type Bulletin
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Genesis 41: 39: And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: 40: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. 41: And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.


Joseph is a picture of Christ Jesus the GodMan who has the key to the storehouse of grace.


Christ is the Only Fit One


Joseph was the only fit person in all of Egypt to be over the storehouses. Pharaoh said, “there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:” (Gen 41: 38-39) Christ is the only fit one to be over the storehouse of grace.  God the Father chose his Son and entrusted the work of salvation into his hand because Christ is Discretion and Wisdom.  The Psalmist describes Christ, “A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.” (Ps 112: 5)  The new heavens and the new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness is created by Christ in his wisdom the same way Christ created the first heaven and earth. (Jer 10:12)  Just as God showed Joseph the famine before as yet it came to pass, before the foundation of the world, God showed Christ the famine of sin and depravity his people would fall into before it came to pass.  And Christ entered covenant with God becoming Surety for his people, knowing he would have to die that shameful death to save his people from sin, death and hell.  There was but one fit man in Egypt and there is but one fit Man by whom “many shall be made righteous.” (Rom 5: 19) “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Tim 2: 5)


God Has Given Christ All Authority


Pharaoh gave Joseph all authority. (Gen 41: 44, 44) God set his Son, Christ Jesus, over all. (Eph 1: 19-23) Christ Jesus is not only absolute sovereign God, he is absolute sovereign Man! (Mt 28: 18) The glorified GodMan “doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” (Dan 4: 5) This one who is absolutely sovereign has the names of his people engraved on the palms of his hands. (Is 49: 16) Therefore, no one can stop Christ from calling and saving all his people. (Jn 12: 32; 14: 3; 1 Pet 1: 3)


We Must Go to Christ


When the people cried for bread, “Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.” (Gen 41: 55) Sinner, if we would be saved from the starvation of sin, God says, “Go unto Christ; what he saith to you, do.”  What does Christ say do? “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.’ (Lu 13: 3, 5; Jn 6: 53) “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11: 28) Just as Joseph opened the storehouse and saved all who came to him, Christ shall open the storehouse and save all who come to him!