And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field. And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured. And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. (Genesis 39:1-7)
Today's Morsel: In school, we learned that a "homonym" is a word that is spelled or pronounced in the same way as one or more other words, but has a different meaning. For example the word "lie", it can mean to lounge, recline, or to sleep with; it can mean to deliberately say something that isn't true; and it can be the position of your golf ball on a golf course. But today, I want to use if from the second meaning, that of deliberately saying something that isn't true. Many people will fill out an application for a loan and ask you to cosign with them knowing that the information isn't true. Or when they fill out their tax returns, they may claim deductions that they know that they don't have and then ask the tax examiner to sign and send it in. There are many people who will "lie" with others just for self gratification or to cover up a sin. In a court of law, witnesses are sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And Jesus said that we were His witnesses (Isaiah 43:10). He said that the truth would make us free (John 6:32). As long as we are truthful and tell the truth, we remain free from sin and ourselves. Jesus told the parable of the unjust steward who had to given an account of his stewardship, and how he had the debtors to change what they owed. They were agreeing to "lie" with the steward. When Joseph would not "lie" with Potiphar's wife she lied on him. So those who you won't "lie" with, will "lie" on you. But all liars will have their part in the lake of fire, John said inRevelations 21:8. So no matter where the ball may lie, how you lie, and who you may lie with, or even if you tell a lie, be sure that your sin will find you out.
Sing: He set me free, yes, He set me free, He broke the bars of prison for me, I'm glory bound my Jesus to see, glory to God, He set me free.