Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 October 19

And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.  But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.  And the keeper of the prison committed to Jospeh's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.  The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper. (Genesis 39:20-23)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things about life is that there are going to be those times of low points.  Those times that we feel that we are all alone and no one cares.  When we look at the life Joseph, it seems that he would be filled with many low points.  Loss of his mother at a young age. Betrayed by his brothers. Sold into slavery, accused of tempted rape.  Lied on.  And who knows what else.  But Joseph did not allow his low points to affect his character.  When you are in your low points, it’s easy to do what is wrong or to accept compromise.  But when we observe the life of Joseph, he did not give in to temptation nor follow the wrongs of others.  Even when the butler and baker forgot him, by all accounts, he held to his character in prison.  What about you?  Do you maintain your character in the low points of life?  Do you remain faithful to God no matter what comes your way?  Remember, character is not developed in crisis.  Character is developed by doing the right thing day by day.

Sing:  I’m learning how to lean, and depend on Jesus; He’s my friend, and He’s my guide.  I’m learning how to lean, and depend on Jesus, I found out that if I will trust Him, He will provide.

Thought For Today:  Character still counts.

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