Acknowledging Faults

Pharaoh had dreams of which he did not know the interpretation, but the chief butler remembered that Joseph had interpreted his dreams while in prison, and he brought this up to Pharaoh, but first the butler acknowledged something,

“Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying: ‘I remember my faults this day’” (Genesis 41:9). 

The butler could have left off that part and simply said he remembered his experience in prison with Joseph and the interpretation of dreams, but the butler wisely acknowledged his faults before a ruler who could have put him back into prison. 

Even in our modern western nations where we can say anything we want about our leaders, we as followers of the teachings of the Bible, must treat rulers with respect, even if they themselves are not deserving of respect. 

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