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Gen 40: 14-15 “But remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me; make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house. 15 For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; and also I have done nothing here that they should put me into the dungeon.”

When we look at the life of Joseph, he was sold as a slave and suffered in the dungeon to safe guard his purity before the Lord. He mainly suffered for two things, one for a life of holiness before God, and the other is to proclaim God’s plan and purpose that was revealed to him. Many today avoided temptation in their youth life to be righteous before God and ended up in a dungeon kind of marriage. Satan can ask them now, what happens to your purity, you are now in a mess. If you would have married or enjoyed with the other person in your youth, you would not be in this position. Like this many are harassed by the devil today with these questions. These questions are directed towards us to spoil our purity before God and the faith we have in our Lord Jesus Christ. If anyone among you in this situation where marriage became a dungeon and that is because you want to live a life that is right before God and men, remember Joseph. When Joseph suffered Jacob might have mourned for his child. But your loving Father God says this to you from Isa 57:16 “For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be angry; For the spirit would fail before Me, And the souls which I have made.” Your suffering will pass like a dark cloud that brought forth the storms, though it may seem dark to you now, there is always a daylight after the dark clouds. When God has designed such a way to nourish the land in nature, He will definitely do the same in your life to nourish you and bless you when you patiently endure this suffering. Be submissive in your situation right now and in due time like how He got Joseph out of the dungeon and lifted up his name to a great extent, He will pour abundant blessing on you.  A life of peace and joy in the Lord awaits you. So be cheerful and endure the suffering by the power of God until God changes this situation in your life.  Isa 58:11 The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

 

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