And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he
hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. And it came to
pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his
business; and there was none of the men of the house there within. And
she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his
garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
Christ, you and I have received the grace to control what our souls
desire. We must refuse to allow the things of this world to trap and
corrupt our souls. The Bible says that fleshly lusts war against our
souls, 1Pet.2:11. They are out to trap and destroy our souls. Only the
things of God can liberate and bless our souls. Be alert and strong in
the Lord, especially in your trying times. Let the joy of the Lord be
your strength. Joseph was a slave in a foreign land but that did not
stop him from guarding his soul and destiny and fleeing away from the
evil pleasure that Potiphar's wife attempted to sabotage his life and
destiny with. Esau was deceived into selling his birthright during a low
moment of his life, Gen.25:29-32. The cares of this life and the
deceitfulness of righteousness will not trap and weight you down.
The devil's attack will be persistent, but our resolve and commitment to
God must be resilient. Keep submitting to God and keep resisting the
devil, James 4:7. The devil will SURELY flee from you. It's not enough
to love righteousness; we are also to HATE iniquity with a passion
(Heb.1:9) and to flee from it. Flee fornication (1Cor.6:18), flee
idolatory (1Cor.10:14) and flee youthful lusts (2Tim.2:22). In 1Timothy
6:10-12, the Bible says flee from the trap and deceit of the love of
money and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love patience
and meekness. It also says fight the good fight of faith and lay hold on
eternal life. Because of Christ, both the grace to flee from sin and
evil and the grace to run towards God and His ways is upon you.
PRAYER FOCUS: Declare in faith that you love righteousness and
hate iniquity. Declare in faith that because of your love for God, you
run away from sin and run towards God and His righteousness.