June 9th, 2024 (1st Service)


Minister: Rev Dr. Sam Oye

Text: Genesis 41: 37 – 44 (TPT)


Joseph’s proposal pleased Pharaoh and all his advisers. He said to them, “Where can we find anyone else like this one, for he has the Spirit of God in him!” So Pharaoh turned to Joseph and said, “Since God has divinely revealed this to you, there is no one as wise and full of insight as you. I hereby place you in charge of all my affairs, and all my people will obey your commands. Only I, the king, will be greater than you! “Listen to me, Joseph,” Pharaoh continued. “I am placing you in charge of all of Egypt.” Then he removed his signet ring, placed it on Joseph’s finger, and had him clothed with fine linen robes! He adorned him with a golden collar around his neck. Pharaoh had him ride in the chariot reserved for the second-in-command and sent runners going before him, crying out, “Kneel!” In this way, Pharaoh placed Joseph over all the land of Egypt. Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh. No one in all of Egypt will lift a finger without your permission!”

Recently scientists made some amazing discoveries, one of which is called the psychology and the neurobiology of wisdom. So scientists know that wisdom is multifaceted, that is, many sided. The Bible calls it the many sides or multiple dimensions of the wisdom of God.

Literally, wisdom in the area of finances make you advance in your finances. We can, as well, say that the side of life wherein you lack wisdom is the side of life wherein you have challenges. In essence, the area you are having trouble in life is related to the area where there is a deficit of wisdom.

There are people that are gifted with the wisdom of organizing, problem solving and other aspects related to their corporate world, but at the same time, they lack wisdom in the area of their marital life. Moses, for example, is a problem solver. He could handle a nation but he did not have what it takes to handle his wife, Zipporah.

In marriages where we have daily conflicts, it shows that foolishness is at work perpetrated by one. That you are wise with scriptures does not mean you have wisdom for relationships. The beginning of your downfall is when you begin to think you do not need wisdom.

Scientifically speaking, there are six expressions of wisdom:

  1. Compassion:Wise people care a lot about others. They will go any length to help others.
  2. Control:Wise people practice what we call mindfulness. Wisdom in one’s life is proven by control – that you feel like hitting or wanting to pronounce a curse, but you remember you are wise and withdraw your actions. The worst thing that can happen to man is to be in relationship with someone who is mindless. Mindlessness is a proof of foolishness – being callous, not mindful of the pain of others, not being empathetic. In mindfulness, we establish thoughts over words. Constant errors traceable to talking before speaking is a proof of foolishness working in you.

James 1: 26 (KJV)

”If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.“

A mouth out of control is a proof of foolishness on the throne.

  1. Decisiveness:Wise people choose wisely and act decisively. The proof of wisdom is that you know what to do and you do it right on time.

Luke 5: 6 (KJV)

And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

The proof of wisdom is learning what to do and not just hearing alone. This means practicing prompt obedience and doing things needed to be done.

  1. Diversity:One of the expressions of wisdom is that one has the capacity to accommodate different editions of human beings. It is absolute arrogance, powered by ignorance, for you to only approve of people that you are comfortable with. You cannot build anything great in life if the people you associate yourself with or accommodate are only your preference of human beings. In essence, you should not allow your personality to limit you.

The God who made the differences in personalities did not make anyone better or above the other. Your deficiency in personality is the reason for the need of having the differences of others around you.