Joseph and the choice to honor God

For many, this is an age of abundant choice. Options here and options there—where we live, what education we pursue, where we work, how we worship, and so on. Yet there are many other people for whom choices seem very few.

But even in the most difficult circumstances, where options are limited, there is always one choice we can make. We can choose to honor God. And that can make all the difference in our experience. 

Take for example the story of Joseph in the Old Testament (Genesis 37—47). Resented by his envious older brothers, Joseph was sold into slavery when he was just a teenager. Far from home, he grew to manhood as a servant in the house of Potiphar, his Egyptian master. He did not allow his brothers’ treatment of him and his consequent enslavement to fool him. He clearly recognized that God, good, was the supreme authority, and he chose to serve God. 

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