From rags to riches
God is a man of his word, he proves it time and time again. Lets look at God’s statement hundreds of years prior to the encounter. “And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.” This is taken from Genesis 15, as you can see, Abraham has not had his name changed at this point. God is instructing Abram of what is to come in the future of his line and nation.
This forewarning was made known to us in the book of Exodus, as the new king which knew not Joseph as the Bible depicts wanted to oppress the children of Israel. The nation of Israel were subject to torture and slavery for hundreds of years. The man of God Moses rose up to prominence and eventually walked in to God’s will and led the transfer from poverty to wealth. From poverty and oppression. When the Egyptians finally gave up and admitted defeat to God, the children of Israel were handed many pieces of substance. Clothes, ornaments and etc. God made a promise that this would be the case and this was just one of many examples where God takes a small thing and makes it much better than anyone onlooking could expect.