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Government Roles For Joseph replied: Your Majesty, both of your dreams mean the same thing, and in them God has shown what he is going to do. The seven good cows stand for seven years, and so do the seven good heads of grain. The seven skinny, ugly cows that came up later also stand for seven years, as do the seven bad heads of grain that were scorched by the east wind. The dreams
mean there will be seven years when there wont be enough grain. Genesis 41:25-27
Scriptural attitude toward government
Jesus knew their evil thoughts and said, Why are you trying to test me? You show-offs! Let me see one of the coins used for paying taxes. They brought him a silver coin, and he asked, Whose picture and name are on it? The Emperors, they answered.
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Then Jesus told them, Give the Emperor what belongs to him and give God what belongs to God. Matthew 22:18-21 Peter and the apostles replied: We dont obey people. We obey God. Acts 5:29 Obey the rulers who have authority over you. Only God can give authority to anyone, and he puts these rulers in their places of power. People who oppose the authorities are opposing what God
has done, and they will be punished.
Rulers are a threat to evil people, not to good people. There is no need to be afraid of the authorities. Just do right, and they will praise you for it. After all, they are Gods servants, and it is their duty to help you. If you do something wrong, you ought to be afraid, because these rulers have the right to punish you. They are Gods servants who punish criminals to show
how angry God is. Government roles for
But you should obey the rulers
because you know it is the right thing to do, and not just because of Gods anger. You must also pay your taxes. The authorities are Gods servants, and it is their duty to take care of these matters. Pay all that you owe, whether it is taxes and fees or respect and honor. Romans 13:1-7 First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone.
Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them. for Pray for kings and others in power, so that we may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God. This kind of prayer is good, and it pleases God our Savior.1 Timothy 2:1-3
Fairness in time of famine
The famine was bad everywhere in Egypt and Canaan, and the people were suffering terribly. Government roles for So Joseph sold them the grain that had been stored up, and he
put the money
in the kings treasury. But when everyone had run out of money, the Egyptians came to Joseph and demanded, Give us more grain! If you dont, well soon be dead, because our moneys all gone. If you dont have any money, Joseph answered, give me your animals, and Ill let you have some grain.
From then on, they brought him their horses and donkeys and their sheep and goats in exchange for grain. Within a year Joseph had collected every animal in Egypt. Then the people came to him and said: Sir, theres no way we can hide the truth from you. Government roles for We are broke, and we dont have any more animals. We have nothing left except ourselves and our land. Dont
let us starve and our land be ruined.
If youll give us grain to eat and seed to plant, well sell ourselves and our land to the king. Well become his slaves. The famine became so severe that Joseph finally bought every piece of land in Egypt for the king and made everyone the kings slaves, except the priests.
The king gave the priests a regular food allowance, so they did not have to sell their land. Then Joseph said to the people, You and your land now belong to the king. Government roles for Im giving you seed to plant, but one-fifth of your crops must go to the king.
You can keep the rest
as seed or as food for your families. Sir, you have saved our lives! they answered. We are glad to be slaves of the king. Then Joseph made a law that one-fifth of the harvest would always belong to the king. Only the priests did not lose their land .Genesis 47:13-26
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