Monday 15 August 2022

The lectionary reading for last Sunday focused on the early part of the story of Joseph where he is sold into slavery by his brothers. If we read on from there we see how he ends up in Egypt. At the beginning of chapter 39 we’re told that “the LORD was with Joseph and he became a successful man” (v.2). The evidence of God’s presence with Joseph is also noted by his Egyptian master Potiphar, a high-up in Pharoah’s regime, and Joseph soon makes a name for himself.