Joseph was a man who built up trust from those around him.
His master Potiphar eventually put Joseph in charge of everything that he had.
He did not know what was going on in his house as he left all that to Joseph (Genesis 39 v 6).
Remember that Joseph had entered the house as a “normal” slave; he was not promoted to running the household immediately.
Joseph would have had to do the work of a slave first, and this he must have done with excellence.
His work, attitude and character would have been noticed; Joseph built up trust from his master by his actions.
Trust was only built through time and through actions; actions that in the case of Joseph were Godly and good.
Joseph would have done what he said he was going to do, he would have been honest and he would have been hard working.
The same is true today!
Trust can only be built through our actions.
People will trust us if we are honest, hard working and do what we say we are going to do.
Again this is not deep theological teaching, but it is good honest advice from the life of Joseph.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the example of Joseph, thank you that we can learn from him and his life through study of your Word”.
Genesis 39 v 6…..And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not aught he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured