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Today's reading: Genesis 39:1-6

Upon his arrival in Egypt, Joseph ends up at the household of Potiphar, a well-to-do officer of Pharaoh. One of the first things we read is that "the LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man" (vs. 2). This is then followed by verses telling us that Potiphar put Joseph in charge of his household and all that he had (vs. 5-6).

At the point we turn back to Joseph's story in Genesis 39, his situation has definitely improved. In fact, it sounds pretty amazing. So much so that I tend to forget the horrific things that Joseph just experienced-being violently attacked by his brothers, sold into slavery and then hauled across the countryside as a prisoner away from his father, mother, family and friends. And even though he lands in a good situation when he arrives in Egypt, the transition couldn't have been an easy one. Joseph was by himself in a foreign country. That means a completely different culture with its own social structures, customs, styles and religious practices. The situation would have certainly been overwhelming, and I can only imagine the sense of loss and loneliness Joseph endured.

But then I come back to these all important words in verse 2, "The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man."

How have you experienced God's presence and His watching over you in/through a difficult situation? How did this passage encourage you today? Tami

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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