And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you. Genesis 40:8
Joseph is now in prison, falsely accused. While in prison he meets a baker and a butler (cupbearer) each man had a dream (vision) but they didn’t know how to interpret it. Joseph told them that only God can interpret these dreams, so they explained what they saw and he prayed to God to reveal the meaning of their visions
God revealed to Joseph that the butler would be restored to his position in 3 days , however the baker would be hanged. Joseph asked the butler to remember him when he’s released and put in a good word for him to the Pharaoh
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him. Genesis 40:23
Well everything went exactly how God predicted it would, however when the butler was restored back to his position, he never mentioned or remembered Joseph. While it may seem that this was another failure or setback for Joseph, we are going to see in the next Chapter God will use this moment to exalt Joseph again
Lesson learned here, even when your doing the will of God, don’t always expect instant results or vindication. Amen!