Steps to Greatness (3)
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. - Genesis 39:2-3
Remember, yesterday we started looking at the process Joseph went through in his journey to greatness, but today we will conclude it.
Joseph started well and ended well. When given the opportunity to manage the house of Potiphar, he did it so well that he became the leader of them all. He passed the test of faithfulness and commitment. He was wise enough to know his limit in the home of his master. He was misunderstood for his stand against sexual sin and instead of a reward for doing what is right; he was sentenced to the worst imprisonment in his days. He did not obtain any fair treatment with men, but God is just. He always surrounds the righteous with favour like a shield (Psalms 5:12). Like every drug that has an expiry date, the affliction of Joseph one day came to an end and what looked like demotion became a promotion for Him.
There is no trouble in God that is wasted. He had a reason for what he allowed in our destiny trip. Joseph understood the purpose of God in his trouble when his brethren came into Egypt to buy food. They did not know him, but he knew them. Many times, those who hurt you do not remember what they did, and that they did not recognize you does not make you not recognize them.
Joseph went from poverty to great wealth. He became a leader next to the king of a whole nation because God lifted him. May you experience divine lifting and may good come to you like it came to Joseph. Joseph received instruction from God's mouth and laid up his words in his heart. He lived in integrity and light shone on his ways.
Prayer: As the path of the Just shines brighter and brighter, in the name of Jesus may the path of my life shine brighter and brighter. May the outcome of my life bring glory to God as it did in the story of Joseph in Jesus name. Amen!
Further Reading: Genesis 39-41
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Ezra 10:1-44; 1Corinthians 6:1-20; Psalm 31:9-18; Proverbs 21:3