Devotion that Leads to Discernment
HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION:
How you conduct yourself. Have a conduct of decisiveness
Gen. 39:8 "he refused"
Gen. 39:10 "he did not heed her"
Gen. 39:12 "he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside."
We must be firm and forceful in dealing with temptation.
What we are when no one is looking. Gen. 39:8, "He has committed all that he has to my hand." Joseph was trusted by Potiphar
Genesis 39:3, "And his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD made all he did to prosper in his hand."
Joseph was a man of integrity which is the opposite of duplicity. Integrity speaks of truthfulness, honesty, single-mindedness.
When he sinned with Bathsheba, he began to act with duplicity in order to cover his lack of integrity.
Gen. 39:9, "How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God.'
2 Samuel 13:12, "But she answered him, 'No, my brother, do not force me, for no such thing should be done in Israel. Do not do this disgraceful thing!'"
J.R. Bailey, "He who has learned to call the sin to which he is tempted, 'this great wickedness,' has already won half the battle."
We need discernment that leads to a soul's
Psalms 119:104, "Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way."
a. Joseph's loyalty to his master
Potiphar – He had given him responsibi ...
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