Memorise: Though he were a son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; Hebrews 5:8
Read: Hebrews 5:8-9
Bible in one year: Psalm 4-6
In Genesis 39:20-23, because of God's favour on Joseph, he earned the trust of the chief warder at an unprecedented level. This indicates that if people find it difficult to trust you, there is either an absence of divine favour on your life or you have shown yourself to be untrustworthy. Who will appoint a chronic womanizers leader of youths? May you grow in God's favour in Jesus name.
Another benefit of divine favour is that favour gives you a place of leadership even in your wilderness experience. If you take a look at the life of Joseph, you will find that the leadership qualities in him were bottled up while he was at home, but as soon as he was sold into slavery and got to Portipar's house, he began to express them. Same with when he got to the prison. This tells us that for some children of destiny, God will sharpen their leadership skills in the place of trials. While Joseph was with Portiphar, he was put in charge of Portiphar's household. He did it so well that God needed a fairly bigger place to train him. And when He saw that the prison was an ideal place for this, the Lord allowed what happened to happen. His master did not even ask Joseph to give his side of the story; the next thing was that he landed in prison. Joseph thought he was going from frying pan to fire but God thought otherwise; God was taking him from managing the household of an officer to managing several delinquents from the society. When he was through with this, God moved him from prison to the throne where he would manage the household of the king, of all the top leaders in the kingdom, and the various households in Egypt, as well as households of other nations. Beloved, what determines the type of training and trial you go through in life is where God is taking you. Know that your trial is truly a destiny outcry. Never look down on what you go through during a trial of faith. It is for your good. Even Jesus went through suffering because He needed to learn obedience. Every trial of faith is for a definite purpose. Find out and key into it with joy.
Key point: According to James 1:2-4, trials of faith should be received with joy because they are meant for our overall well-being. How do you receive them?