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Genesis Chapter 39

There is a reason why Revelation 2-3 describes all true Christians as ___________

Joseph _______________ in Potiphar’s house                                             V. 1-6

The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man!

Chapter 39 is the highest density of the “I am with you” verses in Genesis.

The _______________________ for everything we know about Joseph is his relationship with the Lord and his desire to live for God’s glory!

Two principles for godly workers:

1.        Be faithful when you don’t have to be

2.        Be faithful no matter how ______________ the project

When someone truly loves God, it will ______________ into the lives of others.

Joseph ________________ Potiphar’s wife                                                  V. 6b-20

______________ of our sexual stimulus is intended by God to come through our spouse within the covenant of marriage.

Joseph acts to protect his own ___________________.

Dealing with temptation the Joseph way –

1.        Don’t sugarcoat sin – say out ____________ what it is      V. 8-9

2.        Don’t give in to sin                                                                         V. 10

3.        Don’t give ________________ to sin                                       V. 11

4.        When the pressure is on, ________________!                      V. 12

It is normal for humans to react badly when circumstances are bad. Only God can give us the strength to persevere in faith and react in a godly way when circumstances are bad. When the world sees us act godly in bad circumstances they begin asking about our faith and _____________ what we have in Jesus!

Joseph ______________ in the big house                                                      V. 20-23


Other Key Passages on Purity:

And He (Jesus) answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”                                -Matthew 19:4-6

You shall not commit adultery.                      -Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18

“But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”                       -Jesus in Matthew 6:28

 “I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?” -Job 31:1

“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”                         -Jesus in Mark 7:21-23

How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word. -Ps. 119:9 + whole Psalm              

Drink water from your own cistern, and running water from your own well. Should your fountains be dispersed abroad, streams of water in the streets? Let them be only your own, and not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth.     -Proverbs 5:15-18;  All of Proverbs 5

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.  -I Cor. 6:18-20

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.                   -I Corinthians 10:12-14

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.                                          -I Corinthians 6:9-11                         -See also Ephesians 5:1-7

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.    -I Thess. 4:3-8

For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles – when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.                                               -I Peter 4:3-5

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. But if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also the whole world.                  -I John 2:1-2