The Rescuer, Part 5

In Genesis 39, Joseph was bold in doing the right thing even if it led to suffering and jail, but quiet when being slandered even if it led to suffering and jail. What do we do as Christians when it comes to doing the right thing and standing up for our faith in a broken world? Are we supposed to just keep quiet and therefore avoid suffering and persecution? Or do we stand for our principles and beliefs knowing that persecution and suffering will come? And if so, how are we to handle the suffering and persecution?

Genesis 39:19–23

19 As soon as his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, “This is the way your servant treated me,” his anger was kindled. 20 And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. 21 But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it. 23 The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph’s charge, because the LORD was with him. And whatever he did, the LORD made it succeed.