Part 3 – Developmental Tests!
January 17, 2021
Psalm 105:19 (NLT)
Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the LORD tested Joseph’s character.
Genesis 22:1 (GW)
Later God tested Abraham and called to him, “Abraham!” “Yes, here I am!” he answered.
Deuteronomy 8:2 (NLT)
Remember how the LORD your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character,
James 1:3 (NLT)
When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
Developmental Test #1 — Handling !
James 1:2-4 (NLT) — Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
Developmental Test #2 – Handling !
Genesis 39:2-3 (NLT)
The LORD was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master. 3 Potiphar noticed this and realized that the LORD was with Joseph, giving him success in everything he did.
3 John 1:2; Deuteronomy 8:11-19; 2 Corinthians 4:7
Developmental Test #3 – Handling !
Genesis 39:7 (NLT) — And about this time, Potiphar’s wife began to desire Joseph and invited him to sleep with her.
We need to our godly-standards and core-values!
Daniel 1:8 (CEV) — Daniel made up his mind to eat and drink only what God had approved for his people to eat.
We need to establish protecting !
Genesis 39:10 (NIV) — And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.
1 John 1:8-9 (GW)
If we say, “We aren’t sinful” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong.