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Powered by 4 - May 22, 2017

What’s Right

Today's reading: Genesis 39:1-40:9

While Joseph was in Potiphar's house, he did what he knew was right--taking care of Potiphar's possessions and business affairs all the way 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 you might expect to see an angry Joseph with a bad attitude once he lands 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 when they were put under house guard. True to form, Joseph embraces his assignment. When he notices 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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