Genesis 39 – Reading Note – Blessings in Disguise

  • Joseph was a very righteous man but despite this, God let Potiphar’s wife lie against him and have him thrown in jail. If I did not have some understanding (however little) of the way God works, I should accuse him of cruelty for this. But this imprisonment later resulted in good things.
  • Although he was blessed in Potiphar’s house, he was still a slave. God used his imprisonment to raise him so that he was second in command in all of Egypt (Gen 40, 41)
  • What suffering are you currently going through? Like Joseph, what good do you think God could bring out of it?

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 5: 19, 20

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. – Romans 8:18

Now, I have a confession to make. This post probably helped me a lot more than it helped you. I’ll just cap it off with the song.

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