[The Glory Unveiled]
She caught him [Joseph] by his garment, saying, “Lie with me!” And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside. ( Genesis 39:12 )
The devil usually likes to sow where God sows. A parable is told by Jesus of a sower sowing good seeds but then the enemy also came to sow weeds among the good seeds (Matthew 13:24-30). The enemy came to sow weeds (bad seeds) where God, the sower also sow His seeds (good seeds). In today’s verse of scripture, Joseph was “planted” in Potiphar’s house but then the enemy also planted Potiphar’s wife against Joseph. They were in the same house, but they didn’t have the same source. The devil had wanted to use her against Joseph but then he did the needful. It is okay to flee sometimes, when we must. It is not a show of weakness nor cowardice but rather a manifestation of wisdom. Today, we see people who embrace the devil’s offers in the name of being strong in faith. If it has to do with iniquity, it is better to flee than to lose one’s graceful position in the scheme of God’s agenda. Joseph lost Potiphar’s house because he stood for righteousness but then the whole of Egypt was given to him as a result. Righteousness is an eternal rewarder, iniquity may only give temporary pleasure. Let us choose the life of God. And remember, it is okay to flee sometimes when what is coming at you is aiming at your destiny.
Prayer_Bead: Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for procuring righteousness for me through the cross. Help me to stand for what righteousness represents on a daily basis. May I flee from iniquity even when it will portray me as weak and unwise. So help me God.
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