Advice from an In-Law

Jane Douglass White

READ : Exodus 18:13-24   Do you like kibitzers looking over your shoulder, giving advice? I am on excellent terms with our married children because I never give them advice unless asked. (I have to zip my lips at certain times.) Here was Moses’ father-in-law telling him how to run his business. And Moses listened and “did all he said.” …

Forgiveness in Action

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 45:1-11   Chapters 41-45 in Genesis tell us that God so blessed Joseph that Pharaoh appointed him prime minister with powers second only to himself. If you have time, read those chapters. Joseph was always faithful to God, acting fairly and wisely. A famine came and Joseph’s brothers had to come to Joseph for food. Joseph chose …

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 …