Favor Isn’t Fair

The Torah reading for this week is found in Genesis 39. It is the story of Joseph being sold to slave traders and ending up in Egypt. I’ve always said, “favor isn’t fair.” Because Joseph was marked by God, God gave him favor. Genesis 39 says,

“The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.” Genesis 39:2-5

Did you catch this? THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH SO THAT HE PROSPERED.” Yes, I love it. From the time Potiphar put Joseph in charge of his household, the Lord blessed Potiphar’s house and all he owned because of Joseph.

Even when Joseph was in the pit God had a plan for him. Why, because pit stands for, Person In Training. No matter what we are going through we can know that God has a plan.

My prayer today for you is simply this:

May the Lord be with you so that you prosper. May you be marked with God’s Favor at school, work, church, wherever you live and go. So that the workplace, school, government, church, and home and family prospers because of God’s favor on your life. Shalom!

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