Baskets of consequences – Part 2
What interests me is that in his dream, he saw three white baskets. But these were no ordinary baskets, but that of consequences. According to the Chief Baker, in the uppermost basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh and, unfortunately, birds ate them out of the baskets on his head. What a misadventure?
The interpretation revealed the attendant consequences, “with three days, Pharaoh will lift off his head and hang him on a tree and the birds will eat flesh from him.” What a basket and the attendant consequences? From this text, note the followings:
• Be Careful Of The Baskets You Carry. This simply means watch carefully what you do, what you allow and what you conceive and condone. They all have consequences. Your attitude has consequences both positively and negatively.
• Be Sober As You Carry Your Baskets -The baskets were rightly on his head. The figures on Egyptian monuments revealed, that was the usual manner in which men carried baskets, while women carried on their shoulders. The problem, therefore, was not in the carrying, but what happened while carrying the baskets. These were white baskets and not black baskets. But birds found their way unto the baskets. Don’t be overconfident. May God’s grace see us through. Amen.
• Be Watchful Of Who Or What Is Feeding From Your Baskets.
According to the custom, meats were carried to the King’s table upon the head in three baskets, one piled upon the other and in the uppermost, and the baked meats. And in crossing the open courts, from the kitchen to the dining rooms, the removal of the viands by a vulture, eagle, ibis or other rapacious birds, was a frequent occurrence in the palaces of Egypt, as it is an everyday incident in the hot countries of the East still. The risk from these carnivorous birds was greater in the cities of Egypt where they were held sacred and it was unlawful to destroy them. Therefore, they swarmed in such numbers as to be a great annoyance to the people.
Shepherdhill Baptist Church, (Sanctuary of Grace & Glory), Baptist Academy Compound, Obanikoro, Lagos.