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Flee!

Check out what happens in Genesis 39:11-12:

“ One day he went into the house to attend his duties, and none of the household servants was in side. She caught him by his cloak and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’ But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.” 

The “he” in this story is Joseph, who at the time was a slave in the house of Potiphar. The “she “ is Potiphar’s wife who is seeking to seduce Joseph. Scandalous, I know. While the plotline is interesting (sounds like a soap opera to me), it’s not the best part of this story. I am most intrigued by Joseph’s reaction when faced with the temptation to sin.

Are you in a tug of war with sin?

Does the power of sin within you ever sabotage your best intentions? Do
you decide to do good (to read your Bible, to pray more often, to get
more involved in ministry in your church) only to drop the ball? Do you
decide not to do bad (to gossip less, to stop lying, to be nice to your
parents) only to fall flat on your face? Do you ever feel like you
can’t overcome your sin?