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And The Lord Was with Joseph

    (Gen. 39:1-2) “And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. And the LORD was with Joseph , and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.”  No matter what the particular circumstance is that we find ourselves in, we can be sure as Joseph was, that “ The Lord will not leave us nor forsake us” ( Heb. 13:5). 1 ) Circumstances change quickly . One day Joseph was happy and free and the next day he was physically taken away from the only family he knew, betrayed by his brothers, kidnapped, sold into slavery, and enslaved in a far-away place. Oh, how quickly life can change with the next phone call, piece of mail, visit to the doctor, ride in the car, or even at work with the loss of a job. Circumstances change quickly in life but thank God as Christians we know that God has allowed the circumstance for His pur