In The Beginning God Part 24

Kingwell By Kingwell, 30th Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/_pp8dol4/
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Joseph is a slave in Egypt but God is with him and makes everything that he does to prosper.

Joseph Becomes Overseer of His Master's House

Joseph has been sold as a slave to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, king of Egypt who soon sees great potential in him. “And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand” Genesis 39:3-4. From the day that his master put Joseph in charge of his household everything that he did prospered and soon “he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he knew not ought he had save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person and well favored” Genesis 39:6. The only problem of course, was that Joseph was still a slave!

His Mater's Wife Tries Tempt Joseph.

Maybe Potiphar wasn’t at home as much as he should have been or perhaps his wife was just a bit lascivious, in any case it seems that she was soon turned on by the young man, and watching her chance to be alone with Joseph, immediately enticed him to come to bed with her. “But he refused and said unto his master’s wife, behold my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; there is none greater in this house than I, neither hath he kept back anything from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God”? Genesis 39: 8-9. This however, was a woman who would not take no for an answer and day after day she continued to accost him and every day he refused to be tempted. Eventually she saw that Joseph could not be persuaded and decided that she would force him to lie with her but Joseph escaped her clutches and ran leaving his clothing behind.

Joseph In Prison.

This of course, was just too much for a woman of her stature and elegance! How dare this slave boy refuse her charms? Calling the men of the household she told of how the young Hebrew slave had tried to rape her but had fled without his clothes when she screamed. “And she laid up his garment by her, until her lord came home. And she spake unto him according to these words, saying the Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me and fled out” Genesis 39: 16-18. Naturally Joseph’s master was angry and promptly had him imprisoned in the King’s prison. Joseph remained faithful however, and soon earned the approval of the keeper of the prison who shortly put him in charge of all the prisoners.
TO BE CONTINUED See Part 25
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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Jul 2015 (#)

The goodness in Joseph remained whatever the circumstances and that I think is a general human trait; life is more than the circumstances we find ourselves in.

That God never used his power to uplift Joseph shows we have to traverse our own way and then find the way out, learn from the experiences too!

Thanks Kingwell for one of a kind posting that makes me sit back and think - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
1st Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you Siva. There is an old saying "god helps those who help themselves". I didn't always think that way, especially as a young man but now I understand. Jose is indeed a remarkable young man. Blessings.

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author avatar Carol Roach
1st Jul 2015 (#)

Joseph was an exceptional man

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author avatar Kingwell
1st Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol and I agree he was an exceptional man. Blessings.

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author avatar spirited
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

it seems that Joseph had more scruples than which David did later on. They were both good leaders though.

Good one Kingwell.

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author avatar Kingwell
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you spirited, compared to a lot that we've seen so far Joseph is a breath of fresh air. Blessings.

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