by Rick White

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How to Respond When Life Isn't Fair (2 of 7)
Series: Lessons For Life From Joseph's Journal
Rick White
Genesis 39:20-41:2

Message Truth: We don't have to live too long before we discover that life is not always fair. While we cannot control events, people, or circumstances that impact us, we can control how we choose to respond to unfair treatment.

(Gen 39:2 NASB) And the LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.

(Gen 39:21-23 NASB) But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer. {22} And the chief jailer committed to Joseph's charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it. {23} The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph's charge because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made to prosper.

(Gen 40:1-8 NASB) Then it came about after these things the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt. {2} And Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker. {3} So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned. {4} And the captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he took care of them; and they were in confinement for some time. {5} Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation. {6} When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them, behold, they were dejected. {7} And he asked Pharaoh's officials who were with him in confinement in his master's house, "Why are your faces so sad today?" {8} Then they said to him, "We have had a dream and there is no one to interpret it." Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belon ...

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