Verse of the Day 1-19-21

Paul is talking about perseverance here. All throughout the Bible we see examples of people who continued to do what was right even when it cost them a great deal. The story of Joseph in the book of Genesis is a perfect example. Joesph was sold by his brothers into slavery, but yet he did not quiet and continued to do things the right way and he was put in charge of his masters house. However, his master’s wife tried to tempt him to sleep with her. She tried this twice and on the second attempt she managed to steal part of Joesph’s clothing. She then turns the tables on Joesph by accusing him of trying to force himself on her. This so enrages Joesph’s master that he throws Joesph knot into the deepest darkest prison cell he can find. However, the story does not end there because Joesph through his continued perseverance is put in charge of the other prisoners. Then one day Pharaoh has two of his servants thrown into the same prison where Joesph is. They both have dreams and Joesph interpreted their dreams for them. One of them was returned to service and the other was executed. The one who was returned to service forgot about Joesph until Pharaoh had some dreams that no one could interpret. The servant who was returned to service finally remembers Joesph and tells Pharaoh about him. Joesph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams and is put in charge of Egypt saving Egypt and the people of Israel from starving. The moral of this story is to keep on doing good no matter the circumstances because of eventually you will reap a great harvest.

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