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 event, but how we react to it. A man in Omaha lost his job and was out of work a …

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 attractive. The house was empty. Who would know? Joseph made his choice to obey God’s commandments and to be loyal …

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. We can choose to look on the gloomy side or the bright. The Lord has promised: “So do not fear, …

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 Marian. Years later, she and the sister were talking about childhood days. When Marian told her sister about this, her …

Nice Guys Finish Last?

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 13:1-18 Abram could have chosen to take whatever land he wanted and give Lot the leftovers. Instead he graciously allowed Lot first choice. Abram took what was left. Because of his choice, God gave Abram the rest of the land and promised him descendants as numerous “as the dust of the earth” (v. 16). Lot had a choice. He had always lived in the country and probably longed for excitement. So he moved to wicked Sodom. Because …