When the Money Fails
Genesis 47;13-21/ Scripture Reference
15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us food: for why should we die in your presence? for the money fails.
16 And Joseph said, Give us your cattle; and I will give you food in exchange for your cattle, if money fails.
17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the donkeys: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.
18 When that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also has our herds of cattle; there is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
19 Why shall we die both we and our land before you, therefore Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh. And give us seed that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.
What to take from this
This is a story about how Joseph, (a former slave who was left for dead by his brothers but who then became ruler in Egypt through God's favor), in a situation where all the surrounding people groups and their lands are in lack almost to starvation and extreme poverty but Joseph who trusted in the God of Israel had favor that supplied richly all that was needed along with all his family and people of his land.
As it states above in V. 15 sometimes money fails meaning it is not needed or it is not what is needed for the situation at hand or could simply be taken or spent up. But Where Money fails, the favor of God should already be in place. This passage proves that having favor from God is much more better than having money which could fail you in the time of need. Favor doesn't fail, but actually causes all things to work out according to God's will and also unto the Believer's blessing and often their desire as well.
How to Practice this.
While you are Serving and trusting God and going after whatever your heart endeavors to go after, seek God's favor that never fails. And for the Believer following Christ if money fails in whatever you are trying to do, favor will succeed in accomplishing the will of God for you and your God Given desires, and may also prosper you financially if needs be.
# Favor is Better than Money, hands down.