Blessed Because of You

A dynamic lesson for all Christians is found in the story of Joseph–one of my favorite characters in the Bible. I am absolutely enthralled by the vivid account of his life. Consider verses 2 and 3 of chapter 39:

“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.

Amazing. Here is Joseph, thrown into a pit by his brothers, sold to the Ismeelites, subsequently auctioned into slavery, and now serving Potiphar in Pharoah’s house. But God was with him! God honored him, watched over him, made him prosper even in his awful captivity, to such a degree that one day Potiphar noted that the Lord was with him, and that everything Joseph put his hand to flourished, prospered, was a success.

To the forefront then Joseph was brought, until (a whole long story later) he was elevated to the position of second in command in Pharoah’s kingdom!

Many wise employers have noted their businesses are often blessed because of their righteous employees. It is not unusual for a local business to contact a church and ask if there is someone available for them to employ. They understand: their business is blessed because of you–you, the God-fearing employee, the one touched by God, favored by Him, guided and directed by His spirit.

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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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3 Responses to Blessed Because of You

  1. writeathome says:

    Joseph is my favorite Old Testament character, and those 2 verses you quoted are ones that the kids learned this year for Bible quizzing. If I’m ever back in the work arena again, I pray that I can be that “Joseph” type of employee.

  2. Jana Allard says:

    The story of Joseph is my favorite “male” story in the Bible. As a child, I remember crying when I read a book about Joseph.

  3. Shirley says:

    Good morning, Carol and Jana.

    Thank you for joining me in acknowledging what a powerful character is Joseph. I can’t tell you how many times I have read his story, but I never grow tired of it. What a dynamite man he was.

    Love you both.

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