MY DAILY COVENANT WITH GOD DEVOTIONAL
Devotion for Saturday May 30, 2020
Topic: Your Diligence Will Sort You Out (2)
Text: Genesis 39:20- – 23
Two days ago, we read how Joseph’s diligence sorts him out in Potiphar’s house. Going to prison did not lessen that virtue in him. Some will easily conclude that there is no need being good and diligent if they were in Joseph’s shoes having passed through all the trouble from his brothers down to Egypt. But it wasn’t so with Joseph. Rather he chose to fear God and live a Godly life.
He brought his diligence and Godly life to bear in his activities in the prison. He didn’t pretend or hide his true identity. He demonstrated his religion which affected all. The Prison Guard noticed him and sort him out from the rest prisoners (Genesis 39:21). All these were possible because God’s favour was upon him even in the prison.
Family Bible Notes stated that “No evils which men can inflict can shut out the presence and favor of God from those who trust in him; and a servant in a dungeon may be happier than a king on his throne. Though he may suffer for righteousness’ sake, in due time he will be delivered, and his sorrow turned into joy.” Is there any lesson for us in the words of Family Bible Notes above?
Do not let people judgment about you dampen your enthusiasm for righteousness and holiness. Do not betray your faith in Christ because you feel you are being punished wrongly. It may be a stepping stone into greatness. As you maintain your diligence in your marriage, office, prison, market, business, etc as a Christian, you will certainly be sought out for greatness among your fellows by God.
Food for Thought: Diligence in our service and endeavour is for our good than the people we serve.
Memory verse: Genesis 39:22
Prayer: Make me more diligent O Lord because it is for my own good.