God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Integrity

Read Genesis 39:1 through 41:45; Matthew 11:7–30

“I can make things really easy for you around here,” Jenna’s boss said softly as he closed his office door. “You take care of me; I take care of you. It’s that simple.”

For a moment Jenna was tempted. Her boss was a fine-looking man, powerful and persuasive. And it would be really nice to get a better apartment and pay off her car. Jenna’s eye swept past a family photo sitting on her boss’s desk. What am I thinking? she asked herself. “Mr. Anderson,” she said deliberately, “I resign.”

“My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9).

Sometimes doing the right thing is costly. Yet those who pay the price of integrity will be blessed beyond measure. Joseph lost his job and his freedom for several years, but he gained God’s favor, a powerful position in the kingdom of Egypt, and the opportunity to save thousands of lives in time of famine. He was also rewarded with a wife, children, and a reunion with his family.

Are you a person of integrity when it is easier to do the wrong thing?

Prayer Suggestion: Search my heart, Lord, and help me to be strong in the face of temptation.

Quicklook: Genesis 39:1–12