Summary: We will walk with Joseph and see that God prospers all that he does. God seeks to prosper you and I in pursuit of HIS good and perfect will.
Prosper in your walk with God
Keep yourself from Temptations
Keep faith in the times of False Accusations
DBF 3/24/02 Genesis 39
Good morning and welcome to Dillingham Bible Fellowship this morning. Praise God for this is a day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Boy the last few days have been beautiful. The days are getting longer, we are feeling a little more sunshine—so we are a little warmer. Springtime is just around the corner.
But what happens when we get that last storm of winter or the next storm in our life, how will you react then.
Will you turn and shout…
Woe am I for I am undone—or will you say…
If it were not for bad luck I’d have no luck at all…
Blame it on someone else—well anytime that Shirley goes to Anchorage we get dumped on…
Or will you find a way to prosper in it.
You know God wishes to bless you while you are about doing His good and perfect will. We often have a difficult time understanding and accepting this because we are such good nay sayers.
But throughout God’s word He reminds us that He is always looking after those who are called according to His good and perfect will.
Let’s walk this morning with Joseph and see things that we can put into practice in our lives as a result of what we learn today from God’s timely word.
Keep yourself from Temptations
Genesis 39:1-20 (ESV)
Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there.  The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master.  His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands.  So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had.  From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field.  So he left all that he had in Joseph’s charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate.
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.  And after a time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, "Lie with me."  But he refused and said to his master’s wife, "Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge.  He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?"  And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her.
 But one day, when he went into the house to do his work and none of the men of the house was there in the house,  she caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me." But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house.  And as soon as she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled out of the house,  she called to the men of her household and said to them, "See, he has brought among us a Hebrew to laugh at us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice.  And as soon as he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me and fled and got out of the house."  Then she laid up his garment by her until his master came home,  and she told him the same story, saying, "The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us, came in to me to laugh at me.  But as soon as I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment beside me and fled out of the house."
 As soon as his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, "This is the way your servant treated me," his anger was kindled.  And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison.