We started this series by discussing some great men of faith in the bible. We’ve already looked at the life of Abraham and Moses. In this episode, we shall be discussing another faith giant – Joseph as portrayed in the third chapter of the book, “Bible Giants of Faith.”
Joseph was one of Jacob’s 12 sons. His mother, Rachael was Jacob’s favorite; unfortunately, she died young, and Jacob transferred his affection to her children. Therefore, he loved Joseph dearly and made him a cloth of many colors.
The book, “Bible Giants of Faith” describes his father’s affections towards him in details. This only made his brothers hate so much.
The boy Joseph, had a dream that he would become the leader of their family. He naively informed his brothers of his dream. This increased their hatred towards him, and they sold him into slavery. As if this wasn’t enough, the Ishmaelites, who bought Joseph from his brothers, sold him again to Egypt as a slave. But little did they know that God’s grace upon him could not be sold off to slavery. He ended up in Potiphar’s house, an officer of King Pharaoh.
Potiphar soon realized how gifted Joseph was and made him the chief servant of his house.
Joseph Flee Fornication
The book, “Bible Giants of Faith” shows us that things were starting to go on well with him until Potiphar’s wife started developing an interest in Joseph and wanted him to be her lover. She asked Joseph to sleep with her, but Joseph refused.
She kept on disturbing him, and one day, while Joseph was performing his housekeeping duty, she held his clothes and told him to come lay with her.
Even though no one was there to see them, Joseph feared god so much that he said to her, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Gen. 39:9 KJV).
Look at that statement. He didn’t say “…and sin against my master, Potiphar”. He feared God that much. Joseph was able to escape the scene, but the woman seized his cloth and falsely accused that he was attempting to rape her.
The situation landed him in prison. But his talent and God’s grace upon him showed forth again, that the chief prison guard handed over the affairs of the prison to his care.
God’s Plan Never Fail
One day, king Pharaoh had a