Month: February 2020

When Someone Near Me Sins

Some time after this, the cupbearer of the king of Egypt and his baker committed an offense against their lord the king of Egypt. And Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, and he put them in custody … Continue reading When Someone Near Me Sins

God’s Favor In Captivity

But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. Genesis 39:21 Really? God gives favor in captivity? I thought the ideas of blessing and captivity were mutually exclusive. This is … Continue reading God’s Favor In Captivity

Finding God Is Hard Sometimes

And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the … Continue reading Finding God Is Hard Sometimes

When Will The Charlatan Be Exposed?

She [Potiphar’s wife] called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought among us a Hebrew to laugh at us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice. And as … Continue reading When Will The Charlatan Be Exposed?

Knowing My Perfect Storm

And after a time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.” But he refused. Genesis 39:7-8 God has Satan on a leash. He can’t do more than God allows. Temptations test my faith. I’m required to dig deeply and … Continue reading Knowing My Perfect Storm

When I Walk Into The Room

The Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field. Genesis 39:5 I don’t think I fully grasp what it means for the Holy Spirit to live inside me. He begs … Continue reading When I Walk Into The Room

God’s Presence In Hostile Places

The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. Genesis 39:2 Joseph was called a successful man. How can that be? He was in hostile territory with limited influence. He was a slave. … Continue reading God’s Presence In Hostile Places

A Hundred Years From Now

Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard. Genesis 37:36 Do I ever consider what will happen to my family a hundred years from now? If I’m wise, I will remember the story of … Continue reading A Hundred Years From Now

False Comforters

All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. Genesis 37:35          This is a tough scene. It’s hard to even read about as I picture a brokenhearted father being comforted by sons who were more … Continue reading False Comforters

“Can’t You Hear Your Brother Crying?

And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it. Then they sat down to eat. Genesis 37:25-25a A group of grown men seized their own flesh and blood brother, stripped him, threw him into … Continue reading “Can’t You Hear Your Brother Crying?