Promises! Promises!

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 40:1-15   Joseph had time to listen to his cellmates and gave them help in interpreting their dreams. Wouldn’t you think the cupbearer, who had received good news from Joseph, would have, upon his release, put in a good word for Joseph with the Pharaoh? Have you ever promised to send someone a recipe of one of …

Choice to Succeed

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 39:20-23   Pastor Dick Woodward said, “It is the PLAN of God to use the POWER of God in the PEOPLE of God to accomplish the PURPOSES of God.” But surely Joseph couldn’t accomplish the purposes of God in prison, could he? Yet God’s purpose was fulfilled because Joseph submitted willingly. The important thing is not the …

A Woman Scorned

Jane Douglass White

READ : 1 Corinthians 10:13, Genesis 39:7-20   If you are faithful to God, you are certain to meet Satan’s temptations. Joseph was in a good position, in charge of his master’s household. His master felt he could safely leave town with Joseph overseeing the estate. Then Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce the handsome young slave. She might have been …

Let Us Rejoice!

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 39:1-6   Does the Bible tell us that Joseph was downcast, that he complained, that he pined away for home, that he sought revenge on his brothers? No. Joseph chose to do the best he could with what he had. And the Lord was with Joseph, so he became successful working for his master, the Egyptian Potiphar. …

Brothers’ Choice

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 37:12-36   Younger brothers and sisters can be a real pain! We often hear children complain about their bratty kid sister or brother who’s always around to shadow them, snitch on them, tease them. All her life, Marian had felt that her younger sister was her parents’ favorite because they always talked about her good points to …