Summary Genesis 39: 19-23:
Joseph was sent to the prison where the king’s prisoners were held after Potiphar’s wife claimed he tried to seduce her. God does not abandon Joseph here either. God granted Joseph favor with the prison warden. Joseph was put in charge of all those held in prison and all the happenings there, allowing the warden the ability to not do anything either, like Potiphar.
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 24, Day 3: Genesis 39:19-23
7) God granted Joseph favor with the prison warden. Joseph was put in charge of all those held in prison and all the happenings there, allowing the warden the ability to not do anything either, like Potiphar.
8 ) God was with Joseph, and God gave Joseph success in everything he did and on those around Joseph. God uses us to bless others and uses our situation to do so, no matter how dreadful it is.
9a) See Genesis 50:20: “God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
Psalm 119:50: My comfort in my suffering is that your promise preserves my life.
John 16:33: Jesus has overcome the world. You can have peace in this world.
Romans 8:28-29: God works in all things for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
2 Corinthians 4:17: “Our momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
1 Peter 6-7: Your suffering, grief, and trials are so that your faith may be proved genuine, and may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus is revealed.
and Revelation 21:4: The old order will pass away and so will grief, death, mourning, crying, or pain.
b) Our suffering grows our faith. We suffer because Jesus suffered. Suffering is only on this side of heaven. This is encouraging.
10) Wisdom, patience, waiting on God, depending on God, plus he had years of practice managing households and the jail so he was prepared to manage the country.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 24, Day 3: Genesis 39:19-23
I love how God never leaves Joseph. However, I am also wondering because Joseph saw how he was blessed at Potiphar’s if he knew God would bless him wherever he went? Or, he expected it? Or, if you have that mindset that God will do great things always, life and trials would be infinitely easier.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 24, Day 3: Genesis 39:19-23
Spurgeon noted that Joseph’s silence was eloquent, saying nothing when your reputation and character are at stake. This is a prime example of letting your actions speak for themselves.
Bible scholars believe Potiphar was angry at his wife because he probably knew this was a false accusation, but Potiphar was forced to punish Joseph because he was a slave and for his wife’s reputation. Now, Potiphar will have a lot more work to do himself without Joseph running his affairs.
We know this was God’s plan as always so Joseph could get in front of Pharaoh. Yet, it was an odd plan. Joseph could have gotten to be 2nd in command of Egypt without going to prison just from his reputation at Potiphar’s house. God’s plans and ways are not ours. Perhaps Joseph needed one more lesson along the way of rising and falling and being faithful throughout.
The Lord was with Joseph and blessed him all throughout his life (Genesis 39:2; 3; 5; 21:23)
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