God Meant it for Good: Episode 3

 And it came to pass after these thintemptationgs, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. – Genesis 37:7-12

In this Podcast:

  • Potiphar is blessed for Joseph’s sake
  • Joseph is tempted
  • 3 responses to temptation
  • The proper response of the believer when faced with trials

 

Potiphar is blessed for Joseph’s Sake

  • Genesis 37:1-6
    • Joseph did the best that he knew how in whatever situation he found himself
      • The Lord blessed Joseph’s efforts
      • Potiphar trusted Joseph with all that he had
        • Potiphar saw how the Lord blessed Joseph

The Temptation of Joseph by Potiphar’s Wife

  • Genesis 39:7-12
    • Reuben failed this test
      • Genesis 35:22
    • Judah failed this test
      • Genesis 38:16-18
    • Joseph prevailed
      • Genesis 37:12

Three responses to temptation

  1. Logical argument against giving in to the temptation
    • Genesis 39:7
  2. Ignored the temptation to the best of his ability
    • Genesis 39:10
  3. Fled away from the temptation (proper response)
    • Genesis 39:12
    • 2 Timothy 2:22

The False Accusation

  • Genesis 39:13-18
    • Joseph must have been relieved
      • He made it through the temptation
        • Surely he would be rewarded
        • We often feel that we should be rewarded for doing what is expected of us
          • Romans 12:1-2
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