Thursday, August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014

Read:  Genesis 40:6-15, Romans 12:17-19

Why did Joseph ask the cupbearers for a favor? What does this imply about his interaction with Potiphar?

In what way was Joseph stepping into Romans 12:18? How was he protecting against future betrayal?

How do you typically respond to personal hurt and injury? How does Joseph encourage you?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014

Read:  Genesis 40:1-4a, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Philippians 4:8, Ephesians 4:29-32

How do you typically respond when someone you trusted betrays you? Why?

How does today’s reading counsel you to respond? Why is this important? How will it protect you?

In what way do you need to apply this spiritual discipline to a current struggle? Be specific.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014

Read:   Genesis 40:1-4a, Psalm 146:3-6, Jeremiah 17:5-7, Psalm118:8, 2 Timothy 2:13

Why will we always be let down by others? How is this a reminder about our human condition?

How can being betrayed actually deepen your walk with the Lord? Give an example.

How has someone recently burned you? How is God prompting you to make this a spiritual devotion?

Monday, August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014

Read:  Genesis 40:1-4a, Matthew 26:47-56, Hebrews 12:2-3

How did Joseph respond to Potiphar’s new assignment? Why would this have been hard to do?

How did Joseph reflect the way Jesus responded to betrayal? What was the key to success?

In what way is God currently challenging you to fix your eyes on Jesus? What steps will you take?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August 16, 2014

Read:  Genesis 39:6b-23, Jeremiah 37:16-21, Philippians 1:12-14, Lamentations 3:23-25

What was common among Joseph’s, Jeremiah’s and Paul’s prison experience? How did they respond?

How did God use the results? How does their experience redefine successful Christian living today?

How might you be experiencing the same truth right now? How do you need to adopt a Joseph approach?

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014

Read:   Genesis 39:6b-23, James 1:2-4, 1 Peter 1:1-9, Hebrews 12:4-14

What does today’s reading tell you about trials in your life? How does this challenge your thinking?

How can you tell the difference between God’s discipline and God’s maturing process? Give an example.

Review your current challenges and ask God for insight and understanding. Pray about it right now.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

Read:  Genesis 39:6b-23, Psalm 105:16-22

What happened as a result of Joseph successfully resisting sexual temptation? Be specific.

How could this have been confusing from a spiritual perspective? Why? How would you have responded?

What does this teach about godly obedience and circumstances? What is at risk if this isn’t understood?