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Daily Devotional • Genesis 39:12

She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me." But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house.  - Genesis 39:12
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She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me." But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house.

Genesis 39:12

Joseph's refusal of Potiphar's wife shows all of us, men and women alike, how to fight temptation.

  1. Live Coram Deo, that is, live your life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, for the glory of God.

  2. Avoid the occasions of sin. Joseph not only avoided lying in bed with her, but he also refused to be in the same room with her (vs. 10).

  3. When fighting sin, start on the offensive, not defensive. Hit first and hit hard; don't bring a knife to a gunfight, bring a gun. Fight the weapons of this world with the Word of God.

  4. Be a person of conviction. Joseph did not run because he was afraid, he ran because he was holy. Because he feared God and loved his fellow man.

You want to fight temptation; do you want to kill sin?

Live as if God is watching (because He is).

Fight sin head-on, and remember, the best offense is often absence.

TODAY: Know what you believe and do it!

Fight on,
Pastor Chris


Paper Sunday is blessed to collaborate with Chris Harper on today's devotional!

Chris Harper is a speaker, writer, and disciple-maker. Chris is President of 252Edu, a consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas. Chris serves schools, churches, and non-profits by helping them "grow in wisdom, favor and stature with God and man.”

When not taking ground for King Jesus, you can find Chris on the basketball court playing a pick-up game. Chris is a sneakerhead, an avid reader, and loves a good cheeseburger. You can follow him @252consulting on Instagram. 

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