Genesis 39:1 – 41:57
Aaaahhh Joseph! You gotta love this guy! I mean sure he starts out a bit stuck up but nothing a few years as a slave couldn’t fix!
I love the way that Joseph’s temptation in Potiphar’s household is told to remind us of an earlier temptation – circumstances of blessing, delegated authority, only one thing forbidden – but this time our man resists! I love too the way that Joseph is so relentless in giving the glory to God rather than taking the credit when things work out for him. I reckon there’s a lot I could learn from this guy.
But what’s with the robes? First the robe from his Father that his brothers tore from him and used to deceive their father, then the robe that Potiphar’s wife tore from him and used to deceive her husband, and then the robe from Pharaoh… hmmm… there’s gotta be something there…