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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Run For It!!!!

Joseph of Egypt is the man!  He goes from being a boy that is picked on by his brothers to the head honcho of Potiphar's house.  Pretty cool right?  Well, he has one problem that he faces day after day.  That problem is Potiphar's wife.

Potiphar's wife, to put it in modern terms, has a MAJOR crush on Joseph.  It's no secret crush, she flat out tells him.  "And it came to pass, ...she spake to Joseph day by day."  She continually tried to get him to "lie with her."  Joseph, being the stud that he is, "hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her."  He held strong and said "no" to sin.

Sadly, this woman didn't get it.  Nor was she going to take "no" for an answer.  What does she do?  She formulates a plan.  Potiphar's wife made sure that the house was empty, no one else around.  When Joseph came in to do his job, she cornered him.

"1And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and FLED, and got him out."(emphasis added)

It goes on with Potiphar's wife lying and Joseph being put in jail.  But, the part I want to focus on the most is what Joseph did in the face of sin.  He didn't just say "no", he FLED from it!  No hesitation, second guessing, or lingering. He booked it!  When I picture someone fleeing from something, I picture someone running for dear life in a frantic manor.

We can all learn from Joseph.  When we are faced with sin or temptation, we should flee.  Get away from it as soon as possible.  Why stick around and "see what happens?"  Pointless.  Stay as far away from sin as possible!  Light years if possible. 

So, question for you now: what has helped you to "flee" from sin?


Elder Trey Williams said...

I think of my loved ones. My family, friends, and Savior. Would we ever commit our "secret sins" if they weren't secret to those closest to us?
On that note, it's powerful to remember that no sins are secret to the Lord. :P

Elder Brian Menasco said...

Sometimes its just that, get up and leave. But for me, I am a fan of distractions. If there is "sin" abound, do something else to get the sin to go away.

Elder Brian Menasco said...

P.S. Joseph of Egypt IS in fact the man!

Katrina said...

Music. Good, wholesome music helps me 'flee' from sin. Whether it's playing it or listening to it, it always brings the spirit.

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