Joseph: The Lord was with Him
Categories: Children's Church
God was with Joseph.
Joseph was sold by his own brothers and ended up a slave in Egypt … far from his father and home.
But the good news is, God never left Joseph, and He was with him in Egypt.
Today, when we believe in Jesus, God’s Holy Spirit is in us forever. So no matter what happens, always remember that God is always with us!
God’s presence gave Joseph favour and success.
Because of Joseph, Potiphar and all he had were blessed by God too!
Even in prison, the Lord granted Joseph favour in the eyes of the prison warden who put him in charge of all in the prison.
When we have Jesus, we have His favour and success. And all around us are blessed because of us. We are blessed to be a blessing!
God’s presence gave Joseph power to resist temptation.
When Potiphar’s wife tried to get Joseph to do something bad, Joseph refused because:
- He knew his master trusted him
- He knew his position in the house — he could have everything except his master’s wife
- He knew God had blessed him so much … so how could He sin against God?
Jesus was also tempted in every way, yet He did not sin.
When we believe in Jesus, we become Jesus’ boys and girls. When we know who we are and who we belong to (Jesus), we can also say no to sin and temptation. We don’t have to listen to or follow our friends when they do naughty things. We can remind ourselves, “I’m a Jesus-boy/girl, and I don’t do these sort of things!”
Joseph was falsely accused and punished for what He did not do.
Jesus was also falsely accused by the chief priests and false witnesses (Matt 26:59-60).
Jesus took the punishment that was meant for us.
And there was a time when even God left Jesus’ presence — as He was hanging on the cross, carrying all our sin and shame, Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt 28:46).
Because of Jesus, we can have God’s presence and favour in our life!