Now, let’s look at the story of Joseph. In Genesis 39:2, the Bible says, “The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.”
Just in case you were wondering, Joseph was not in a high-level position somewhere, with a huge office and wearing a three-piece suit. Genesis 39:1 tells us, “Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there.”
We are looking at a slave boy! A young slave boy around 17 years old who was standing there in the slave market, naked for inspection. But the first thing the Bible says about him was that the Lord was with him, “and he was a successful man”. How was Joseph successful?
And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.
Wow! Potiphar saw that the Lord was with Joseph. He saw that God made all Joseph did to prosper. Joseph’s success was not something “spiritual”. Potiphar, a heathen without an ounce of spiritual discernment, could see it with his own eyes.
Potiphar saw the manifest presence of the Lord in this slave boy’s life. I believe that when Joseph planted tomatoes, his tomatoes were bigger than anyone else’s. When he tamed horses, all the horses responded like he was the horse whisperer. This young slave had favor!
But you know what, beyond what Potiphar saw, I believe that Joseph was conscious of the Lord’s presence in all this time, because when Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce him, he rejected her, saying, “How can I do this and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:7–9) No one was around to hear him say it except the woman. It was not for show. Joseph was saying, “God is here!”
Joseph’s later experiences in Egypt also proved that he trusted the Lord for his provision, wisdom and success. He enjoyed such favor and success that he ended up as Pharaoh’s second-in-command!
Do you want this kind of success? Then, don’t forget the very first thing—“The Lord was with Joseph”.
-Your Every Blessing Is Found In The Person Of Jesus