Bad to Worse: Who Knows You Know God?

“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.” (Genesis 39:3-4)

We saw yesterday that Joseph made a choice that would have been hard for some of us. He chose to continue to trust that God was with him even though his personal circumstances were devastating. He also chose to believe his God was still powerful and good. So Joseph chose to keep serving God with everything he had.

btw_350Today’s passage gives us some new evidence that Joseph still had confidence in his God: He talked about him. Joseph told his slave-owning master about the God he served. In a land famous for the open worship of many kinds of gods, Joseph was clear that his allegiance was to the one true God.

So when Joseph turned out to be the best slave Potiphar ever bought — when every area Joseph took charge of showed improvement — who did Potiphar give the credit to? He gave credit to the Lord, to Joseph’s Lord, to the only true God.

Think: When you do really well at something, who gets the credit? Do the people in your life know you well enough to give credit to God for your successes? Do you give him credit?

Pray: Ask God to give you the courage to let other people know you serve him.

Do: Make a quick list of your five greatest achievements during the last year or two. Put a check mark beside the ones you gave God some or all of the credit for. Put a star next to the ones anyone else gave God some or all of the credit for.