Joseph—Down and Out? NO and neither are YOU!

The Bible is full of many inspiring examples of people who were unjustly treated and found themselves in almost impossible situations. Yet, because of their faith in Elohim, they not only survived their circumstances, but thrived. The story of Joseph is another such example. Be encouraged and inspired as you read this.

Genesis 39:2, 21, 23, YHVH was with Joseph. This phrase is repeated three times in this chapter to emphasize an important spiritual principle. Even in the midst of Joseph’s unfair persecution first as a slave then as a prisoner, his faithfulness to YHVH insured YHVH’s divine protection and favor in these adverse circumstances.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but YHVH delivers him out of them all (Ps 34:19), and YHVH promises to accompany his people through the floods and fires of adversities (Isa 43:2).

Joseph’s prevailing through adverse and unjust circumstances with YHVH’s help should be a great source of encouragement for every believer. 

Joseph…a successful man. Even as a slave, YHVH blessed and prospered Joseph. YHVH can prosper us in any work situation in which we find ourselves—even if we’re not much better than a slave. If we but will apply ourselves to work hard and diligently, while staying faithful to YHVH as Joseph did, YHVH will prosper and promote us. Laziness, greed, theft, covetousness and irresponsibility has never gotten anyone anywhere in any employment situation.


2 thoughts on “Joseph—Down and Out? NO and neither are YOU!

  1. Although, as the world in these end times is becoming more and more saturated with evil, God fearing people are being attacked right, front and centre, if they dare to make a stand. Sometimes, they are not vindicated in this life but have to wait until Yeshua returns. But as Paul states in Rom 8:18: I don’t think the sufferings we are going through now are even worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us in the future.

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