Genesis 39


A tour of Genesis 39 with Ken Boa.

In spite of Joseph’s ups and downs, it is clear from this account that the Lord was with him and would not abandon him.  Joseph found favor in Potiphar’s sight and the Egyptian’s household prospered under Joseph’s prudent management.  Potiphar’s implicit trust in Joseph suddenly came to an end when his wife accused Joseph of attempted rape after Joseph refused her enticing offers.  Thus, Joseph was rewarded with prison for his actual fidelity and moral character. Even there, however, the hand of the Lord remained upon him as he was being prepared for God’s good purposes.

Reading of Genesis 39

Prayer: Lord, when I consider Joseph’s difficulties, it is easy to see how he could have despaired and wondered if the dreams You gave him would ever be fulfilled. Give me the grace to cling to Your character in times when my circumstances seem hopeless and pointless.

Meditation passage for today: verses 2-3, 21

Taken from "Handbook to Scripture—365 Key Chapters of the Bible"

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