No Matter What

today's reading.
Genesis 38    It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah...

think about it.
God redeems this story by bringing Jesus from the line of Judah and Tamar (see Matthew 1:1-3; Hebrews 7:14); do you believe God can bring something good out of your failings and mistakes? Why or why not?

the blog.
Every time I read the account of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, I get a little angry. Poor Joseph. He was following God and doing the right things yet he still found himself in a bad situation in Potiphar's home and an even worse situation in prison. The word injustice comes to my mind. However...when you look at the whole story and how it plays out, you can see that God was in control and working mightily through each and every good and bad situation. And actually, this account is good because it gives us such a great reminder that no matter how righteously we're living, sin and temptation are always around us, pressing in.

So what did you learn from Joseph in Genesis 39? What did this passage show you about experiencing tough situations, doing the right thing, temptation, and trusting God? Tami W.

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