We’ve been talking about integrity this month over at The Mob Society. Today I’m sharing my observations on Genesis 39, and the three actions Joseph took to walk in integrity.
I hope you will join me!
Joseph is one of my favorite people in the Bible to study. His un-shakable commitment to the character of God is something I long for. He was betrayed, separated from his family for decades, falsely accused and forgotten about. Yet through offense after horrible offense, Joseph never wavered in his belief that God is good.
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. And after a time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.” But he refused and said to his master’s wife “…How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her. Genesis 39:6-10
In the face of great temptation, Joseph ran in the path of integrity.