Joseph’s Slavery at Potiphar’s House
Joseph is stuck in slavery. How would you be feeling? Your brothers hated you so much that they threw you into a pit and sold you off to some traveling merchants heading to Egypt. Would you be upset? Would you be complaining? Perhaps.
Joseph ended up being passed off to the captain of the guard for Pharaoh in Egypt. What was Joseph’s attitude like? Well, interestingly enough, “the Lord was with Joseph and he prospered … when his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did … Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned” (Gen 39:2-4).
With Joseph in charge of the house, Potiphar did not concern himself with anything because he knew that everything would be taken care of. Potiphar trusted Joseph, a slave, with everything.
Year 1, Week 17 Bible story from the Main Street Curriculum