by Rick White

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How to Say No to Temptation (1 of 7)
Series: Lessons For Life From Joseph's Journal
Rick White
Genesis 39:1-20

Message Truth: There is not one person, including Jesus Christ, who has not faced temptation. Every person with the exception of Christ has yielded to temptation and faced the consequences of their actions. Temptation is inevitable, but we can say no if we know what to do.

(Gen 39:1-20 NASB) Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there. {2} And the LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. {3} Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. {4} So Joseph found favor in his sight, and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge. {5} And it came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he owned, the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house on account of Joseph; thus the LORD'S blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field. {6} So he left everything he owned in Joseph's charge; and with him there he did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. {7} And it came about after these events that his master's wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me." {8} But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge. {9} "There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil, and sin against God?" {10} And it came about as she spoke to Joseph day after day, that he did not listen t ...

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