There was a song several years ago that had this line in it: “When you come close to selling out, consider.” The Christian life is not always one of happiness. We face many difficulties in our effort to be faithful to God. One can look at the life of Joseph to see that a godly life will at times put us in trying circumstances. But through all of Joseph’s trials (family members against him, slavery, false charges by Potiphar’s wife, being imprisoned) he always seemed to stay focused on what was the most important thing in life—obedience to God. As Christians facing the evil and temptations of this world, we can be presumed to look for an easy way out. It is during these times we need to reconsider and remember God’s help is always present; we are not alone (Revelation 2:10), and a reward awaits the faithful that nothing on this earth can match (Psalm 16:11).
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