Joseph Only Had God

Joseph Only Had God

13 When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house, 14 she called her household servants. “Look,” she said to them, “this Hebrew has been brought to us to make sport of us! He came in here to sleep with me, but I screamed. 15 When he heard me scream for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”

16 She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home. 17 Then she told him this story: “That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me. 18 But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”

19 When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is how your slave treated me,” he burned with anger. 20 Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined. Genesis 39:13-20

Joseph is about to go into the valley again. He went from being a servant to the King’s right hand man to the dungeon. Unfortunately he could not win this battle because of his status.

This was now his official lot in life.

Recently my niece came home with a saying someone in authority taught her. “You get what you get so don’t throw a fit.” Its application, as simple as it is, can be across all walks of life and situations. It’s much better and less cliched than “If life deals you lemons, make lemonade.”

Joseph had to accept his lot as miserable as it was. He could wonder why his brothers sold him and even why his father questioned him about the multicolored coat. Anything he came up with would be merely speculation.

It was absolutely unfair of the wife to accuse him of something he had no intention of doing. But he was never going to win with her or her husband either. 

But at this point, he only had God. Quite literally. He had improved his lot for a short while but that rug was pulled out from under him.

Joseph only had God.

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