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Inspirational Motivation: Escaping the traps of life

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Potiphar's wife longed to be intimate with Joseph. Joseph, a slave, refused to lay with the master's wife despite her persistent sexual advances. Each time she pursued him Joseph refused. Potiphar had given Joseph charge over all of his possessions -- everything except his wife. One day when no one else was around she grabbed Joseph's garment asking him to lie with her again. "How can I sin against God?," he asked. He ran away leaving the garment in her hand. She lied to her husband saying the servant Joseph had mocked her, presenting his garment as proof that he had been with her. Potiphar sent Joseph to prison, but while he was in bondage God continued to have mercy on him and caused everything he did to prosper.

On the surface it looked as if Joseph was doomed. Because he honored his heavenly and earthly master, God allowed Joseph to succeed. When we commit our lives to God, no weapon (or trap) formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).

Genesis 39
19 So it was, when his master heard the words which his wife spoke to him, saying, “Your servant did to me after this manner,” that his anger was aroused. 20 Then Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were confined. And he was there in the prison. 21 But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing. 23 The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority,[a] because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper.