This chapter is just rich with truths about assisting that I wanted to take today for "part 2" of thoughts from Genesis 39. My pastor shared some of these last weekend in the context of temptation, but I think it is so important that this topic is addressed as an assistant. Below are just a few more nuggets from this chapter:
8 But Joseph refused. “Look,” he told her, “my master trusts me with everything in his entire household. 9 No one here has more authority than I do. He has held back nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.”
- Never take your trust and authority for granted. Joseph recognized that he had EARNED his boss's trust and that God had blessed him with authority. He knew that these things were not to be taken lightly. Trust will only take a moment to break, but a lifetime to regain.
11 One day, however, no one else was around when he went in to do his work.
- It is so important that you surround yourself with friends who will hold you accountable and take the journey with you. Doing things alone is an easy way to open a door for the enemy.
21 But the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the Lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden. 22 Before long, the warden put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison. 23 The warden had no more worries, because Joseph took care of everything. The Lord was with him and caused everything he did to succeed.