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Gen 39:5  From the day Joseph was put in charge of his master’s household and property, the Lord began to bless Potiphar’s household for Joseph’s sake. All his household affairs ran smoothly, and his crops and livestock flourished. (NLT)

 Joseph was still a teenager (17 years old) when he was sold as a slave in Egypt into the house of Potiphar the captain of Pharaoh’s guard.

 Joseph had nothing, no family, no money, no nation to call his own. He was stripped and manacled as a slave. Yet from the beginning, God’s blessing was on his life, God’s grace, favour and wisdom were with him.

 Everything he touched prospered and was successful. So much so that Potiphar could see that God was with Joseph and he made him the steward over all his household.

 Stewards in those days had authority over all things in the house of their master. They ruled over the many servants, oversaw the budgets for food and household needs and handled all the finances.


 The scripture above says that God blessed Potiphar for ‘Joseph’s sake‘.

 Gen 39:5 The Lord began to bless Potiphars household for Josephs sake.

 Joseph is the greatest type of Jesus in the Bible, and we see that when Jesus came, He brought the grace, favour and wisdom of God with Him.

 Lk 2:40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. (NKJV)

 Jn 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (NIV)

 When Jesus commenced His ministry He said that God would bless and favour the disciples for His sake:

 Mk 10:29,30 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive in this age a hundred times as much homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, fields, all with persecutions and in the age to come, eternal life. (NET)

 When Jesus died on the cross, He reconciled the world to God. The word reconciled means to restore to God’s favour. God was restoring the world to God’s favour for Jesus’s sake!

 2 Cor 5:19 For God was in Christ, reconciling (restoring to favour) the world to Himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. (NLT)

 Obviously, for the world to experience God’s favour and grace of salvation, they have to receive The Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.


Just as God favoured and blessed the world through Joseph and Jesus, so God wants that same favour and blessing to flow through us onto the world; and God will do it for ‘our sake‘.

 Reconciliation not only restores us to God’s divine favour, it also gives us access to that favour.

 Hence, in our family, jobs, businesses, Church life and role in society, God’s wisdom and favour upon us will bring blessing and success to flow into those areas!

 Obviously, if we are slipshod, work shy and sloppy, God’s blessing will slip through our hands and be wasted. But if we apply a spirit of excellence to everything we do, we will see those areas become favoured and successful.

 God will do all these things for ‘our sake‘.

So let’s take the promises of God, apply them to our lives and cultivate a spirit of expectancy for God’s wisdom and favour to flow through us; and when it does, the world will see that that blessing and success come from God.

 Say to yourself often, “God will bless ………(THE PERSONS NAME)…………., for my sake!

 Meditation Point: God wants to bless the world through us with His favour, and His favour is The Lord Jesus Christ. He is ‘the favour of God‘. When the world sees that favour, they will be drawn to Christ in salvation!

 As He is, so are we in this world (1 Jn 4:17)


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