Aug. 21. Joseph Blessed and Punished in Egypt

Gen. 39:1-40:23

Many times, we fail to see how the events in our lives work together for our good. This was true in Joseph’s life. As he began his duties in the house of Potiphar, the Lord was with him in everything he did. Potiphar prospered and Joseph gained much favor in his master’s eyes. He even became chief of everything in the house.

The young man, Joseph was handsome and Potiphar’s wife made advances toward him. Even though he was in a pagan country, he remembered to not yield to those temptations and sin against God. Each time he was approached, he would flee from the woman. In time, she falsely accused him of making advances toward her and he was banished into prison. It’s possible that Potiphar did not believe his wife or he would have had Joseph executed.

God continued to bless Joseph in prison. He was soon placed in charge of the other prisoners.

Joseph, the dreamer became Joseph, the interpreter of dreams. Pharaoh’s chief butler and chief baker, who had been imprisoned, had dreams that Joseph accurately interpreted. He asked the butler to remember him after his release from prison.