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No Grey Areas

Day 277
Verse of the day

There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

Genesis 39:9

As persons, we are required to find “better ways” of doing or saying things. We are encouraged to find the subtle way to let others down. This is sometimes meant to prevent us from hurting others with our actions and words. The use sometimes downplays “telling it as it is.”

But this wasn’t the case with Joseph. In his moment of temptation, he kept from sugarcoating the truth. He was plain with his assertion of things – “How can I do this wicked thing and sin against God?”

Joseph could have been, less offensive, nicer, ‘wiser’ by responding with, “Not now”, “I am not ready”, “What if your husband finds out?” But he chose to identify with his ‘old-fashioned’ God.

What do you do when your faith is confronted? Do you provide a logical response or the right answer? Joseph had the opportunity to score one closer to his boss through the lady of the house, a lot hinged on his decision – job security, power. But he let go of all and stood with his God because he saw beyond the short-term.

We are often tempted to argue that situations aren’t always black or white. They could be grey. But Our faith sees clearly. From Him, we know that there are no grey areas. An action is either right or wrong, life or death, light or darkness. When it can’t be seen this explicitly, then there’s a fair chance it is wrong.

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Today’s Confession

Father, help me to understand your love and tolerance. To love the things you love and hate the things you hate.

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