Summary: Joseph’s trip from the pit to the prison
There’s a private school in Washington that was recently faced with a unique problem; a number of twelve year old girls were beginning to use lipstick and rather than putting it on at home they’d all wait till they got to school and they’d put it on in the girl’s bathroom. Well, there were no rules about wearing lipstick but apparently after they put it on; they’d all kiss the mirror which left all kinds of lipstick marks that had to be cleaned every night by the janitor.
So, the principal called all these girls to the bathroom and with the janitor present she explained what a nuisance it was to have to clean off all these marks but the girls responded like most girls would; and they either acted like they couldn’t care less what she was saying or they made silly faces and yawned like it was the most boring thing they had ever heard.
So, the principal asked the janitor to show these girls how hard it was to get the lipstick off the mirror and he dipped his squeegee into the toilet and scrubbed the mirror; and needless to say, that was the last time any of them ever kissed the mirror again.
“And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmaelites, which had brought him down thither. And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field. And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favored.
And it came to pass after these things, 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.
And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, that she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, see, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: and it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.