Daily Archives: October 18, 2010

You won’t be disappointed

Genesis 39:8

But he refused.  “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.” NIV

As I work my way through the listings of the word, “worry” in the New International Reader’s version of the Bible, this is a verse that I’ve skipped over several times … until this morning.

Joseph is speaking here.  He’s explaining to Potiphar’s wife that he cannot sleep with her, “My master has put me in charge,” he told her. “Now he doesn’t have to worry about anything in the house. He trusts me to take care of everything he owns.” NIRV

I chose to look at this verse today because of the clear links between trust and worry.

Potiphar trusted Joseph … therefore Potiphar didn’t worry about his belongings or his household.

Joseph is unwilling to betray that trust … therefore he won’t take advantage of the wife’s offer.

Trust is a fragile thing.  It is not easily given between humans, and it is very easily broken.

But, we can always, always trust God.

And, if we will trust God … who is flawlessly trustworthy … we will never be disappointed.

We won’t have to worry.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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