Joseph had been betrayed by his brothers and sold into slavery. He was far from home and from the eyes of anyone who knew him. But God was with him and allowed him to be promoted to steward in the house of his master, a man named Potipher. That must have been heady stuff for a young man. But Joseph was not only wise in conducting his master’s business, he was also handsome. And his master’s wife had taken notice. He would soon be faced with one of the greatest temptations. With Potipher gone on business and the house empty, Potipher’s wife made an all-out attempt to seduce him.
Remember, Joseph was a man in his prime, single, abandoned by his family, alone. Who would know? Why not do what everyone else did?
How many of us have been faced with those kinds of private temptations? Given the attention of a powerful person? Told we can have what our heart or our flesh craves? Do we give in? Continue reading