5 Psalms 18:2 …The Lord is my rockand my fortressand my deliverer; My God, my strength,in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation,my stronghold.
6 Alone Forgotten Hated Rejected Betrayed by his brothers Loss of home FreedomAloneFamilyFalsely accusedForgottenImprisoned
7 Sold into slavery at 17 years old Gensis 39:1 NIV …Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt.Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials,the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaeliteswho had taken him there. The LORD was with Josephand he prospered, and he lived in the house of hisEgyptian master.39:3 … When his master saw that the LORD was with himand that the LORD gave him success in everything he did,39:5 … From the time he put him in charge of his householdand of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the householdof the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of theLORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the houseand in the field.
8 LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted Potiphar’s WifeGenesis 39:When his master heard the story his wife toldhim, saying, “This is how your slave treated me,” heburned with anger. Joseph’s master took him and puthim in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners wereconfined. But while Joseph was there in the prison, theLORD was with him; he showed him kindness and grantedhim favor in the eyes of the prison warden. So the warden putJoseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he wasmade responsible for all that was done there. The wardenpaid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, becausethe LORD was with Joseph and gave him successin whatever he did.
9 The Dreams of the Cupbearer and Baker … 40:8 … “We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there isno one to interpret them.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do notinterpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”Pharaoh’s dreams …41: Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no onecan interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when youhear a dream you can interpret it.” “I cannot do it,” Josephreplied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh theanswer he desires.”
10 “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God ?” Genesis 41:So Pharaoh asked them,“Can we find anyone like this man,one in whom is the spirit of God ?”Then Pharaoh said to Joseph,“Since God has made all this known to you,there is no one so discerning and wise as you.Joseph was 30 years oldwhen he was put in charge of Egypt …12 or so years after he was sold into slavery.
11 Psalms 14:1. NIVThe fool says in his heart,“There is no God.”
12 Matthew 6:24 NIV“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and lovethe other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.You cannot serve both God and Money.