|7 It came about after these events that his master's wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."|
|8 But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here,my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge.|
|9 "There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?"|
Joseph got instant victory because his mindset was to honor God. Joseph did not think about all he could have by living a secret life with Mrs. Potiphar.
She had power, money and influence and Joseph could have had some fun plus some.
Why did he not jump for the opportunity with Mrs. Potiphar? His brothers hated him and betrayed him. He was now a slave a long way from home. Why not just live a little in the midst of his misery?
Joseph's loved, honored, and trusted, God despite his circumstances. FYI: Joseph did now know God's plan at this point either.
What about you? Today is the first round of temptations coming your way this week. With your current level of love, honor, and trust for God, will you get the victory?
Don't think about all you can do in your temptation to sin today. Just see the sin as evil, say no, and walk away.
Pastor Kennedy (MZO)