Tag: Genesis 39:6-10. temptation

Power over temptation!

Scripture reading for January 12th:  Genesis 37-40

Key Scriptures:  Genesis 39:6-10  “Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, Come to bed with me!”  But he refused.  “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.  No one is greater in this house than I am.  My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife.  How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”

Because Joseph walked with God and respected His word, he was keenly aware of boundaries.  As a slave, he respected his master.  As an Israelite, he respected God’s commands.  He knew that adultery was a sin and a “wicked” thing in God’s sight.  This kept him from temptation.  God’s presence in his life empowered Joseph to flee a powerful trap set by Satan!

Thankful for power to resist:  God promises to deliver  us from evil and the Evil One.  We must resist temptation and flee from evil.  “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.  And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”  (1st Corinthians 10:13)

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