SCRIPTURE: So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat!
Genesis 39:1 (NLT)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is possible to make temporary gains and end up with permanent losses both in this world and in the world to come.
In life, it is very important to know that the extent to which you are trusted determines the extent you can be entrusted. This means, the extent to which you are trusted by God and man is a major factor in determining your level of entrustment by both God and man.
Opportunity, most times, is a product of trust. Our anchor Scripture reveals that Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he (Potiphar) had. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat.
Potiphar gave Joseph everything and no penny missed.
You know, there are two major evils on earth today – the evil of mammon and the evil of immorality.
Many people trade on human beings or sell human parts because of money. There are many lecturers that no matter what you write in their courses, you would not pass their examinations until you bribe them.
However, it is possible to make temporary gains and end up with permanent losses both in this world and in the world to come. If you doubt me, ask Adam, who ate the fruit he was asked not to eat and lost a whole garden. When Adam ate the fruit he was forbidden to eat, he lost a whole garden with fruits he was licensed to eat.
Similarly, Esau got the food for a moment but he lost his birth right and his blessings forever.
Gehazi also suffered a similar fate – he took the money he was not supposed to touch and acquired generational leprosy.
Judas Iscariot’s story was another disastrous case. He was the treasurer of the Ministry of Jesus Christ. He kept on stealing money from the bag. Nobody told him anything until he decided to sell the Master, Jesus Christ, just to get money. He lost his place, both on earth and in heaven.
Beloved, determine never to be like Esau, Gehazi or Judas Iscariot.
Remember this: It is possible to make temporary gains and end up with permanent losses both in this world and in the world to come.
1. Refuse to make mammon or money your sole pursuit in life.
2. Be contented with what you have.
3. Seek first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the grip of mammon. Help me to seek first Your Kingdom Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: WISDOM FROM THE LIFE OF JOSEPH (2)
QUOTE: If you are going to reign in this life as a king, one of the major ways you will do that is by the power of character and integrity. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr (Pst) Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Deuteronomy 7-10
AMAZING FACT: Elephants have large ears that contain a complex network of blood vessels that help to regulate body temperature. The average ear of a male African Elephant weighs over 100 pounds.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive wisdom not to make temporary gains and then end with permanent losses in Jesus’ Name.