“When his master saw that the Lord was with him and brought him success in whatever he did, he took a liking to Joseph and made him his personal attendant; he put him in charge of his household and entrusted to him all his possessions. From the moment that he put him in charge of his household and all his possessions, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake.” —Genesis 39:3-5
Obviously, Jacob’s boys had serious problems with sexual sin (35:22; 38:18). Joseph was also tempted to commit adultery with his master’s wife. “Although she tried to entice him day after day, he would not agree to lie beside her, or even stay near her” (39:10). In retaliation, she lied about Joseph and had him thrown into prison. “But even while he was in prison, the Lord remained with Joseph” (39:20-21). A key to Joseph’s greatness was his victory over sexual temptations.
Prayer: Father, may I resist sexual temptations even to the point of shedding my blood (Heb 12:4).
Promise: “The chief jailer did not concern himself with anything at all that was in Joseph’s charge, since the Lord was with him and brought success to all he did.” —39:23