How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God? Genesis 39:9
Read 2 Timothy 2:19-26
Joseph was a still young man when he remained standing against the deliberate temptation that was directed at him. He not only said no to the sin Potiphar’s wife suggested, but he also refused to commit this adulterous act. Beyond his temporal earthly employer, he saw his heavenly Employer to Whom he was not only responsible for his actions, but upon Whom he was dependent for life itself.
In today’s modern society, having a sexual relationship outside of marriage is not considered sinful. Few people in our land consider fornication to be a great evil. How many would react as Joseph did, saying, “Shall I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” There are few people who will sing Psalter 415:7 and also make it their daily silent prayer, “With a confidence complete, Toward the Lord my eyes are turning; From the net He’ll pluck my feet; He will not despise my yearning.”
Is this your prayer? It is the secret by which you may remain standing while other youth, also within the church, fall into sexual sin. Only in the Lord can you remain steadfast.
Question: Marriage is a holy covenant which should reflect the union between Christ and His bride, the Church. Is that also your desire?
Psalter 443:2, 3 (based on Psalm 101) I’ll wisely tread the pathway of perfection; When wilt Thou come, O Lord, for my direction? I’ll walk within my house with perfect heart, From sin apart. No wicked thing or slanderous accusation Shall stand before mine eyes with approbation; No hateful doings of apostasy Shall cleave to me.