Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Powered by 4

Powered by 4 - May 18, 2017

  • 2017 May 18
  • COMMENTS

With Us

Today's reading: Genesis 39:1-6

Upon his arrival in Egypt, Joseph ends up at the household of Potiphar, a well-to-do officer of Pharaoh. One of the first things we read is that "the LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man" (vs. 2). This is then followed by verses telling us that Potiphar put Joseph in charge of his household and all that he had (vs. 5-6).

At the point we turn back to Joseph's story in Genesis 39, his situation has definitely improved. In fact, it sounds pretty amazing. So much so that I tend to forget the horrific things that Joseph just experienced-being violently attacked by his brothers, sold into slavery and then hauled across the countryside as a prisoner away from his father, mother, family and friends. And even though he lands in a good situation when he arrives in Egypt, the transition couldn't have been an easy one. Joseph was by himself in a foreign country. That means a completely different culture with its own social structures, customs, styles and religious practices. The situation would have certainly been overwhelming, and I can only imagine the sense of loss and loneliness Joseph endured.

But then I come back to these all important words in verse 2, "The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man."

How have you experienced God's presence and His watching over you in/through a difficult situation? How did this passage encourage you today? Tami

Join the discussion on the P4 Blog

***

Powered by 4 is all about engaging God's Word and living it out--in community. So if it's encouragement you want or motivation you need, join the discussion on the P4 Blog--a place to weigh in on the daily scripture as well as share thoughts & questions. 


Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com