When Life Disappoints (Genesis 40)

Joseph is in an Egyptian prison because he faithfully rejected the seduction of another man’s wife. However, she lies and charges him with attempted rape which is the reason he sits in a dungeon with no hope of release. Joseph is now 28 years old. It has been 11 years since his brothers sold him into slavery. It has been 11 years since Joseph has seen his father and enjoyed the blessings of family. I want us to think about all that Joseph has lost. Not only think of the loss of family and relationships, but think about the loss of youth. All of Joseph’s life plans are vanishing before his eyes. He has spent the majority of his 20s in prison. Imagine what things you did in your life during your 20s and now imagine losing that time. Joseph sits in prison with no hope of release.

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