Do to Others What You Would Have Them Do to You


Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer & the chief baker, & put them … in the same prison where Joseph was confined. … After they had been in custody for some time, each of the two men … had a dream the same night, & each dream had a meaning of its own. When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. So he asked, … “Why do you look so sad today?”

? – Gen.40:1-7


The two people who had offended the King & were put in prison were no ordinary men., they were the chiefs of two different departments. Getting imprisoned didn’t seem to make them that sad but the dreams they got one night did disturb them greatly, changing their very countenance!!

Joseph is seen more as a good care-taker who preferred to see happy faces among those under his care. He was a good servant-leader. He was sensitive to other’s feelings, mood & emotions. He didn’t overlook the dejected sad faces of the two prisoners but enquired with concern & an intention to help! He did good to others.

Jesus said, “… in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matt.7:12)

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