In following the story of Joseph's life in Gen. 37 - his dreams, his
bizarre sibling experiences: thrown in a pit to die or perhaps even
to be eaten by wild animals; sold to slave traders; pawned off to
the a foreign nation: he was apparently at everybody and anybody
The next stage saw him taking the guff in the midst of a backfiring of
his stand on true moral integrity being thrown in a foreign jail
without a sentence, charge or time limit; forgotten by fellow
inmates; no evident control over his circumstances very apparent
that throughout the whole experience he trusted in his God
Whom He knew personally.
He trusted Him to protect and keep him through it all. Just an amazing
story! (Read the whole story from Genesis 37 onwards!)
God was responsible for Joseph's dreams as also for their fulfillment.
Persecution, perhaps desperate despair in loneliness, fear,
distress and ridicule was all triggered by Joseph simply telling his
brothers what God had told him in his dreams! They turned on
him in bitterly jealousy, so much so in fact, they hated him!
Joseph's continual diligence
in his faithfulness
to God "shines"
throughout his years of consistent submission even to "enemy
in his work, whether jailed or free ...and
eventually ....Truth emerges and before the whole world
vindicated and exalted to a position, which allowed him to be the real winner
by whom God would save the nation ...as well as his
This is an outstanding lesson of the faithfulness of God in the
diligence of man!
It's a lesson to be observed by all who would like to be successful in
Firstly, we should learn that there is no way to
either push or rush this process.
Maturity of the men and women of God will develop in the process of
The unfolding of life's experiences are in the hand of God and we too!
You are His personal concern. Wait in patience
for Him while at the
same time... diligently working through His empowering
If there is one characteristic so lacking in our generation and yet so
evident in the life of this young man Joseph, it is "diligent
The flesh always wants life to go the easiest way; the cheapest way;
the most fun way; the least painful way; the lowest investment
with highest gain; control
on every hand!
However, and simply, this is not life in reality
as most of us
rediscover ...though often too late!
God's "spiritual blessings" for Joseph and his family included both
AND material prosperity
AND physical exaltation
; social alienation
Throughout the ups and downs in his life, Joseph shines in diligent
and God is exalted; CHRIST being magnified in the
life of this man Joseph who intentionally chose to trust God
through it all!
Be diligently faithful. Be a real winner!
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