OUR FATHER WHO GRANTS US FAVOUR WITH GOD AND WITH MEN EVEN IN THE MIDST OF TRIALS
Genesis chapter 39 verses 1 - 4 says this;
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.
The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.
We leave Canaan behind to continue with the story of Joseph who was sold by his brothers to passing traders on their way to Egypt.
Joseph arrived in Egypt with his feet bruised by shackles and his neck in irons which is described in Psalm 105 verse 18.
He was sold to an Egyptian official named Potiphar who was the captain of the guard to Pharaoh.
Joseph was blessed by the Lord in all that he did in Potiphar's house and Potiphar, seeing that the Lord was with Joseph, made him his attendant and put everything in his household under his care. He entrusted him with everything he owned.
The Lord, with Joseph's destiny in mind, let Joseph undergo the trial of slavery and then used that venue to incrementally increase his responsibilities until he was administrating Potiphar's entire household.
Joseph was severely tested when he was falsely accused of assaulting his master's wife and was thrown in prison but the Lord, having tested and prepared Joseph, put him on a path that would take him from his prison cell to the head administrator of all of Egypt.
The Lord gave Joseph favor so that even in slavery and imprisonment, he still rose to fulfil his destiny that was set for him.
Bless the Lord who grants us favor with God and with men.
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