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Genesis 41:8

So in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret to Pharaoh.

Think of the dominant voices in our present generation. Think of the elites with their classifications, the influencers with their platforms, and the entrepreneurs with their portfolios. Then think of Egypt, with its wealth and industry, with its culture and affluence, and these select men are standing at the top of the pyramid. I bet their CVs are as long as the Nile. I bet their phone numbers are on Pharaoh’s ‘top contact’ list, and their books make up entire sections of public libraries, and their methodologies serve as the basis for graduate programs. Yet, when it comes to deciphering a little word from God, they’re dunces. They can’t even crack the first letter. See, friend, Joseph’s never written a book, he’s never held a prestigious fellowship in Alexandria, and he’s never even graduated from high school, but, to God, he’s still the wisest man in all the world.

How does our Lord define wisdom? To do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8). And we don’t need a PhD for that.