Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 39 and Philippians 4:8
Be Pure in heart and Mind.
Subject of adultery…God commands faithfulness in marriage. Based on God’s word and God teaches us that marriage is a total commitment. It is a relationship where husband and wife become one. (Gen 2:24) because it is patterned after the love of Jesus Christ for his church.
Joseph background – Joseph was born in Jacob’s family in his old age together with his younger brother Benjamin. Joseph and Benjamin were loved dearly by his father. One day Jacob gave him a beautiful robe and that makes his brothers jealous or resentful towards him why the daddy has a special treatment towards Joseph. Not only that Joseph also told them about his dream and they don’t like about his dream. Therefore, they have planned a wicked things in their mind to took away his robe and kill him. But God has helped Joseph, he wasn’t killed but they sold him to some trader / traveler as a slave for 20 pieces of silver.
Joseph at the Potiphar’s house.
Joseph the handsome young Hebrew man…who was sold by his brother because of jealously. To one of an Egypt man called Potiphar. Joseph is a man after God’s own heart although he was sold as a slave in Egypt but he does everything for the glory of God’s name. He has done his best, He obey God’s word in everything he does. His obedient heart and mind were turned toward the Lord. Therefore, the important captain Potiphar’s was trusted Joseph with everything including his crops, livestock and all his business dealings. From that time on, The Lord blessed Potiphar’s home and everything he owned because of Joseph.
Joseph was a handsome and well-build young man and Potiphar’s wife like the way he looked and began to think about him and want him for herself. Many times, she has been trying to invite Joseph to spend time with her alone in her bedroom. Her thoughts were not pure, selfish and sinful. But Joseph refused and he said “My master trusts me with everything that he has, I will not dishonor him. How could I behave as though I were your husband? That would be a very wicked thing. Joseph said, besides how could I sin against God in this way? Joseph said and did the right thing because his thought were pure. But Potiphar’s wife would not listen and she’s getting upset as she couldn’t get what she wants. Each time Joseph refuse and try to keep away from her as much as possible.
One day, however Joseph taking care all his responsibility and none of the household servants were around. Potiphar’s wife saw the opportunity to get a hold of Joseph. She grabbed his coat and said “come to my room” she demanded. But Joseph, tore himself away leaving his coat in her hand as he ran out of the house. She began screaming after she ran outside and her servants came running to her side. She tried to twist the story by saying the “Hebrew young slave whom my husband trust try to fool of me, she cried” He tried to force me to spend time alone with him, but when I screamed for help, he ran off and leaving his coat behind. She told the same story to her husband “Potiphar”. Potiphar believes in his wife and furious towards Joseph. Put him in jail to punish him. But the Lord was in control of everything that happened to Joseph and he was with him in prison too.
The chief Jailer was discovered Joseph was a good man, godly character man and he put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners and over everything happened in the prison. After Joseph was allowed to leave prison, God continued to pour his blessing into Joseph’s life. Joseph obeyed God, always putting him first and God honored him.
Therefore, Ephesians 5:22-23 – mentioned that God was against sexual immorality because it will betray the love and unity of marriage. Violates the family and tears at this holy institution designed by God himself. Without a savior who can help us, we can’t keep God’s word or walk in his ways.
You shall not commit adultery.