Point Back to God

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Genesis 39:2-4 states, “The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.” This part of Joseph's story shows us the trait he has that we need to copy. 

To give us some context, the word for God used in the original passage was Yahweh, which is the Hebrew name for God.  The generic name of God would've been Elohim. Yahweh specifically meant the God of the Hebrews or the God of the Jewish people. The passage indicates that Potiphar realized that the Jewish God was who was with Joseph. Remember that Potiphar was an Egyptian who would have worshiped many gods, and he would not have worshipped Yahweh. So how did Potiphar realize that Yahweh is the one blessing Joseph? It would seem that only way that this verse could be true is if Joseph directly told Potiphar about his God, Yahweh. 

The same may very well of someone in your life; someone could be your Potiphar. The only way this person will know and learn about the one true God is by you telling them directly. When you give God all the credit for the blessings and successes you’ve experienced, it points lost people to your Heavenly Father. 

Reflection/Discussion Question: Who in your life can you point to God by crediting Him for your blessings?

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