Topic: Joseph, A Man For All Ages Passage: Genesis 39:20–39:23
When we read todays text in terms of God’s blessing and Joseph’s success, we think naturally of the fact that Joseph rose to a position of authority in the prison. In this, his course was parallel to his earlier rise from being a menial slave to being a personal attendant and manager for Potiphar.
However, Joseph’s real success was greater than that. True, he was still a prisoner. True, his fate was still uncertain. What was important was the way in which his character grew during his imprisonment.
• Character before all else
• Those who remained faithful in prison