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Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had. Genesis 39:4

Now let’s look at this story through the eyes of Potiphar. If he could speak to us today about Joseph, he might say something like this:

The first time I saw him, he was pretty messed up. I could see he was strong, so I took a chance on him. I started him out in the fields, but before long, I said to my wife, “Everything I ask him to do, he gets done, and then he asks for more. Let’s bring him into the house.”

What he didn’t know, he found a way to learn, and whatever he did, he always did well. And when something important needed to get done, it was my instinct to give it to Joseph.

One day, I told him I felt I could trust him. When I asked him why, he told me about his God.

“What’s so special about your God?” I asked. He told me how God appeared to his great-grandfather, Abraham, and promised to bless all nations through him.

“Potiphar, that would include you!” he said.

He told me about his father, Jacob, who had been a liar. I asked, “How did someone as honest as you come from a father as twisted as Jacob?”

“That’s the grace of God,” he said. So I reminded him about his brothers who had beat him up and put him in a pit. He simply said, “One day, God’s grace will come to them, too.”

As a businessman, I figured if God is blessing Joseph, maybe that blessing can come to me, too. “I’ll put Joseph in charge of everything I have,” I thought.

So I told him, “Use all that I have however you think best. I trust you with my household.” The blessing of God came to me because of him. Joseph was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Has someone recently asked you about your lifestyle? What did you say?