Follow Joseph Out the Door: A Modern Bible Story

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How often are you tempted to sin sexually? How often do you want to look at porn?

These are tough questions to answer honestly, but here are a couple more that can be even tougher: What is your response to this temptation? Do you give into your desires or do you fight to follow God’s will?

In the book of Genesis, Joseph, a servant, was constantly tempted to go to bed with his master’s wife. She would throw herself at him and say, “Come to bed with me.” 

What was his response? “How could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”

The wife tried to seduce him again. She grabbed his robe and again said, “Come to bed with me.” Joseph left his robe and ran, probably clothed only in underwear (or nothing at all)! That is how important it was for him to – literally – flee from temptation.

Joseph not only refused to sleep with his master’s wife; he also refused even to spend time with her. Have you refused to sin sexually? Have you refused to spend time thinking about the idea? And is that even possible? I think it is.

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