This morning during my prayer time, I pondered Joseph’s journey once again. There’s so much to glean from this story! Here’s what I noticed this time: Motives were mis-assigned and false accusations were flung around even back then.
The cup bearer had an important role in the King’s kingdom. Joseph obviously had an important role in the bigger story. Yet both endured accusations severe enough to send them to prison. I’m not sure if the cup bearer deserved to be in prison, but God was definitely involved in his deliverance.
As I scooted in and gave this story a closer look, I realized once again that God always notices when we’ve been unjustly accused or when someone has assigned motives to us that aren’t ours. He notices. He cares. And He moves on our behalf.
The Bible says that Righteousness and Justice are the foundations of His throne. Read this powerful passage: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before You as attendants (Psalm 89:14).
God is Love, and he loves truth. We are made righteous in His sight. And He hates injustice. It’s a big deal to God when someone is treated unjustly or when they are falsely accused.
If someone has wrongly judged you or you’ve been falsely accused, follow Joseph’s example (and Jesus’ example):
- Walk faithfully with God
- Steward well the space God has assigned to you
- Guard your heart against bitterness and unforgiveness
- Embrace the grace God gives you for each new day
- Count your blessings out loud and stay thankful
- Trust God
In due time, I promise you, friend, you will be vindicated.
Okay, this post is getting longer than I intended, but I have to share one more passage of God’s Word that will surely encourage you:
(Read all Psalm 37 when you get the chance):
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm.
For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
I pray this word encourages you today!
So what about you? Is there a passage or verse that God has been using in your life these days? I’d love to hear from you!