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A STRONG POSITION
(Part II)

Last month, we looked at examples from the Old Testament of individuals putting themselves in a "weak position," making them more susceptible to sin. In this issue, we will see an example of an individual putting himself in a "strong position."

What is a strong position? We see a prime example in the Old Testament from Joseph. In Genesis 39, an opportunity for sin presents itself, and Joseph puts himself in a strong position to avoid falling to it. Joseph has risen to a good position under a high ranking Egyptian, Potiphar, and has it about as good as it can get (considering he was sold into slavery to the Egyptians). Joseph was trusted by Potiphar to oversee all of Potiphar's interests, which were only improving since Joseph made his way into Potiphar's household. Potiphar

...left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured. (Gen. 39:6)

Potiphar trusted Joseph with practically everything. There were only 2 things that Potiphar did not entrust to Joseph's knowledge or handling: 1) Potiphar and Joseph did not eat together ("...save the bread which he did eat.") as the Egyptians considered breaking bread with Hebrews an abomination (Gen. 43:32); and 2) Potiphar's wife...

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Ben McManus


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