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Week 4 Day 2
Joseph is a born manager put him in charge of anything and he can administer it well
Joseph must have been very frustrated as a child being number eleven he would have had little opportunity to practice his skills
Now in Egypt Joseph comes into his own until he gets wipes out again this time by a woman scorned
Joseph matured in adversity he maintained his values nurtured his faith held on to his dreams developed his administrative skills gained wisdom
In adversity God was equipping Joseph for leadership.
MORE ADVERSITY Integrity does not necessarily bring rewards. Genesis 39
1Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, and captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites. 2The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man in the house of the Egyptian. 3His master saw that the Lord was with him and made all he did to prosper. 4Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority. 6Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. 7And it came to pass that his master's wife cast longing eyes on Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me." 8But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Look, my master has committed all that he has to my hand. 9There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?" 10So it was, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he did not heed her, to lie with her or to be with her. 11But when Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house were inside, 12she caught him by his garment saying, "Lie with me." But he left his garment in her hand and fled outside. 13When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and fled, 14she called to the men of her house and spoke to them, saying, "See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew to mock us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice. 15When he heard that I lifted my voice and cried out, he left his garment with me, and fled outside." 19When his master heard the words which his wife spoke to him, saying, "Your servant did to me after this manner," his anger was aroused. 20Then Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were confined. And he was there in the prison. 21But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22The keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison. 23The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph's authority, because the Lord was with him, and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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