I know that Joseph comes before Moses; if I was paying attention to my notes they would have been ordered correctly. I guess, though, the real focus here is that no matter what order he is mentioned in, Joseph was another man with a plan.
Joseph is the story of a young man sold into slavery by his own blood brothers. Betrayed by a whoring woman, he is sent to prison only to arise from the bottom rung of society with a plan that saved the most powerful nation that existed in his time.
Through God’s revelation of dreams, Joseph was brought from his prison cell to Pharaoh’s court.
Through God’s revelation Joseph warned the Egyptian King of a soon to come famine that ravished the local world.
Along with God’s revelation, Joseph presented Pharaoh with a plan to stockpile and prepare for the hunger onslaught. As a result, Pharaoh made Joesph, a then 30 year old man, second in charge over the whole nation of Egypt.
As the story continues we see that Joseph’s plan not only saved the nation of Egypt from the famine but it inadvertently reunited him with his family and brought the slowly growing nation of Israel into Egypt ready for God to demonstrate his power. As Joseph himself said, ‘…you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.’ [Genesis 50:20]
God used Joseph! God prepared Joseph! One of the things to note is that Joseph wasn’t just accidentally brought to Egypt and somehow accidentally saved the people, the nation, his family, and the world. No! Joseph was given a plan; a plan to stockpile and prepare for what was yet to come.
I guess the point I’m trying to get across is that there is a mingling of the spiritual and the practical in this story. Spiritually God was sovereign and God used Joseph; practically Joseph was a smart man led by God that presented and oversaw a basic plan that saved far more than his own social status.
Joseph was a man with a plan!