Doing What's Right

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Today's reading: Genesis 39:1–40:9

While Joseph was in Potiphar's house, he did what he knew was right—from taking care of Potiphar's possessions and business affairs to refusing the invitation of an affair from Potiphar's wife. Yet even though he acted rightly, Joseph gets the raw end of the deal and finds himself unjustly thrown into prison. Now with most people, you might expect to see a bad attitude once they land in prison. But not with Joseph. Instead, he continues to trust God and do what he knows is right.

The first few verses of Genesis 40 reveal that Joseph had gotten the attention of the captain of the guard (in a good way) and was assigned to help with Pharaoh's chief cupbearer and baker after they were put under house arrest. As we've seen before, Joseph embraces his assignment (working heartily for the Lord). When he notices that the two men seem unsettled, he immediately asks them what's wrong and then offers to interpret their dreams after verbally recognizing God as the author of their visions.

How does Joseph's example of choosing to do right, regardless of his circumstances, encourage you today? What helps you stay the course and continue doing right things, especially in difficult situations? Tami

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Tami, I believe,that my answer to both questions that you have asked today have the same answer. Please feel free to correct me,so I can learn from you.

Just like Daniel Joseph purposed in his heart... I do not want to yield to temptations because I have already purposed in my heart that I want to follow the Lord irregardless of the cost.

Christian have and do suffer for Christ because they love Christ more than their own desires and lives and God gets the glory.

No doubt, Joseph had been in prayer asking God to deliver him from this woman and God did. While Joseph was in prison we no longer hear of Potiphar's wife.

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