"And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand" (Genesis 39:6).
From the moment Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, left all in Joseph’s care, a blessing came upon everything he had: his home, his business, and even his fields prospered! The Christian today also finds that spiritual prosperity comes when he leaves all in the hand of the "greater Joseph," the Lord Jesus Christ. Potiphar made that decision. Attracted to Joseph and persuaded that he was worthy of his trust, he committed all his possessions, interests, and affairs to his faithful man.
Have you definitely given all your affairs and concerns to Christ?
Having put all that he had into Joseph’s keeping, he left it there. This is sometimes the most difficult thing to do. Potiphar had a nature similar to ours, and probably worried at times and removed some of his affairs from Joseph’s supervision. Perhaps you have surrendered to the Lord some problem or difficulty that plagued you, but later removed it from His care, only to be weighted down once more by the load of anxiety. Now the Savior is saying again, "leave the matter in my hand!" Dear reader this is a Safe Deposit !
The Lord Jesus is adequate for every circumstance and problem. He wants us to put all that we have of pain or pleasure, profit or loss, into His keeping. He will forgive the sin, sanctify the life, remove the fear, direct the path, and give assurance.
May the Lord use this issue of Toward the Mark to help you grow and be established as you read it. Thank you for your e-mails and notes of encouragement.
Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark.
Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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