Victim or Victor

Victim or Victor

Don’t you love it? We all have a choice.

We can remain a victim or we can pull ourselves up and become the victor.

If life gives you lemons, then make lemonade!

Victim or Victor

Joseph, in the book of Genesis, can be remembered as

  • the dreamer who dreamed of ruling over his brothers and parents
  • the son that his father loved and showed favoritism
  • the man that saved Egypt from a terrible famine and saved his whole family as well

Victim or Victor

Joseph was POPULAR with his father, but unpopular with his brothers.

In fact, most of them hated him so much that they decided to sell him into slavery to get rid of him, and then they lied to their father and said he was killed by a wild animal.

So, Joseph found himself in

  1. The Pit of Pity
  2. The Prison of Perplexity
  3. and finally, in the Palace of Provision

Joseph had the same choices as we do. He could have wallowed in the mire of despair after his brothers forsook him and sold him into the slave trade.

He could have cried “Whoa is me” when he was falsely accused of raping his bosses wife and ending up in the bottom of a prison.

But you don’t read any of that in the scriptures. But, this verse stands out among all the rest and it shows why Joseph was a Victor, not a Victim.

Genesis 50:20 King James Version (KJV)

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

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Victim or Victor — 2 Comments

  1. This has always been one of my favorite Bible Stories. When I was in Bible School “so many years ago”, I won an illustrated book about Joseph and I loved to read that book. It always stuck with me.
    With love,
    Janice

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