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unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, aod bring me out of this house.”
10. Did the chief Butler think on Joseph ? No. “ Yet did not the chief Butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.”
To God all hearts are open; before him no secrets are hid. He knoweth all things, past, present, and to come. It was God that made the Butler and Baker dream these dreams, and by this means tbey were made sad. God has
many ways to afflict the wicked. “Even in laughter, says Solomon, the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that mirth is heaviness.” How kind and affectionate was the inquiry of Joseph. Wherefore look ye so sadly to-day? What is the matter? Tell me your sorrow's, and I will pity you, sympathize with you, and endeavor to comfort your hearts and then your minds. This kind, affectionate and sympathizing disposition must have made Joseph greatly beloved by all who were in the prison. Joseph was their keeper, and how mild and kind did he behave to them. We ought to concern ourselves with the troubles of others : we should inquire the reason of their sorrows. How delightful it is to see children kind to each other, to hear them tenderly, inquire the reason why their brother or their sister is in tears. You may often be able to give those who weep some comfort, by kindly asking the reason of their grief. When a poor boy has reason to weep, because he has no friend in the world; he has no father, no mother, no brother, no sister near to comfort him; go then to that poor weeping orphan and try to comfort him. Think how you should like others to speak to you, if you were in his place, and go and speak in the same manner to him. Joseph foretold the deliverance and restora tion of the chief Butler, but he did not foresee his own. So we may sometimes be able to give that comfort to others which we ourselves may stand in need of at a future time. Joseph gave all the glory of his knowledge and wisdom to God, by saying that interpretations belonged to him. So should you, my dear' children, give God thanks for all the knowledge and instruction which you obtain at school, at home, or at the house of God. See how Joseph spoke concerning the cruel manner in which his brethren treated him. I. mitate him always; think the best, and speak as favourably of the unkindness. you receive from your brethren and your schoolfellows. See what great change may happen in a short time. In three days you cannot tell what may happen to you. We know not what a day may bring forth. Never forget the kind
receive from others. Do not be ungrateful or unkind. Remember your friends and instructors,
All powerful from above,
The image of thy love.
O may our sympathising hearts
That gererous pleasure know,
And weep for others woe.
Low in distress are laid,
And swift our hands to aid.
(Kindly, like Joseph, ask to know
Why tears and sorrows rise ? And when the reason is explain'd,
Then comfort and advise.]
So Jesus look'd on dying man,
When thron'd above the skies; And ʼmidst th' embraces of his God,
He felt compassion rise.
On wings of love the Saviour flew,
To raise us from the ground, And shed the richest of his blood, A balm for every wound.
PHARAOH'S DREAMS, AND JOSEPH's in
Gen. 41. 15. 16.--And Pharaoh said unto
Joseph, I have dreamed a drean, and there is none that can interpret iti and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream, to interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, it is not in me : God shall give Pharaoh an answer' of peace.
AFTER two full years were passed away, Pharaoh had a double dream, which by its being repeated was more deeply impressed
“And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and the wise men thereof; and Pharaoh told them bis dreams; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.”
upon his mind.
The Butler heard that the mind of his royal master was much disturbed by these