What to do with injustice.

Series: Resilient | Week 2: Still Standing

Genesis 39:11-18 
“One day, however, no one else was around when [Joseph] went in to do his work. She came and grabbed him by his cloak, demanding, ‘Come on, sleep with me!’ Joseph tore himself away, but he left his cloak in her hand as he ran from the house. . .She kept the cloak with her until her husband came home. Then she told him her story. ‘That Hebrew slave you’ve brought into our house tried to come in and fool around with me,’ she said. ‘But when I screamed, he ran outside, leaving his cloak with me!’”

Potiphar’s wife does not give up in her advances toward Joseph and, one day, catches him alone and off-guard. Joseph’s only option is to flee but he leaves his cloak in the process. In an effort to save face, Potiphar’s wife makes up a story and tells her husband that Joseph had been making advances at her. Where in the world is God in the midst of this injustice?

Respond in Prayer
It’s easy to look at injustice all around you and get angry about it. That anger isn’t always a bad thing – injustice makes God angry, too. Take some time now to read and make Psalm 73 your prayer. Thank Him that, just as He was with Joseph through the injustices of his life, He is with you, too, guiding you, bringing eventual glory. Ask Him to become the One desire in your life above everything else on earth.

For Families with Kids at Home  
Your kids likely have experienced some kind of injustice, no matter how small. Ask them today how it makes them feel when they see someone do something wrong. How does it make them feel? How does it make God feel? What can they do about it?