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Good Morning.

The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority, because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper. (Genesis 39:23)

Throughout Joseph’s ordeal, one thing that keeps showing up in the Biblical record is, because God was with him throughout his sufferings, others took notice of his skill and integrity. Furthermore, even though he was in prison, whatever he did prospered. Joseph was, indeed, a blessed man in spite of his circumstances. 

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine ourselves being of the same caliber as someone like Joseph but the reality is that God has never chosen a perfect person — he perfects those He chooses. Furthermore, the same God who had a purpose for Joseph has a purpose for you and me. In other words, whatever we do that works according to His purpose may prosper just as with Joseph. In fact, the Psalmist said that the person who delights in His law is like a tree planted by a river that will produce fruit in season. He continues by saying:

“Whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” (Psalm 1:3). 

This promise is for all time and, so, we should expect that He will prosper us when when we walk according to His Will. As He told Jeremiah, “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29: 11). If we do what is right in His eyes in spite of our circumstances, He will prosper our way. Count on it.

Blessings and Shalom,  




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