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Are you a trustworthy person?
August 26, 2009

But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge."

--Genesis 39:8

We live in a sexually saturated culture and society, and temptations are in our faces every single day. So how can you and I prepare to resist sexual temptation? 

Let's consider Joseph. You see, Joseph was being pursued by the wife of his boss, Potiphar. The Scripture says she tried to seduce him day after day. But each time she tried, Joseph resisted.

What was it that made Joseph so resolute? Well, for one thing, Joseph valued the explicit and complete trust that had been placed in him by Potiphar.

That trust played a major role in Joseph's ability to resist temptation. And when he resisted the woman's advances, Joseph not only honored God, but he honored his master, their relationship, and the trust that had been given to him.

So let me ask you, "Who has put their trust in you?"

If you are a follower of Christ, God has entrusted you with salvation. If you're married, your spouse has placed trust in you. If you're a parent, your children trust you. And most likely your friends and the people in your church trust you. 

So here's the big question: Are you trustworthy like Joseph was trustworthy?

Right now, let God begin to strengthen your spirit and resolve that you might not sin—sexually or otherwise—and break the trust that God and others have put in you. 


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