“Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him into slavery in Egypt. God was with him, however, and rescued him from all his troubles. The grace and wisdom he gave Joseph were recognized by Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and over his whole palace. A famine came upon all Egypt and Canaan, and great hardship came with it. Our ancestors had nothing to eat. When Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors there for the first time. During their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph’s family. Joseph sent for his father Jacob and all his relatives—seventy-five in all—and invited them to live with him. So Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our ancestors died. Their bodies were brought back to Shechem and placed in the tomb that Abraham had purchased for a certain sum of money from Hamor’s children, who lived in Shechem. (Acts 7:9-16, CEB)
Joseph was a man of integrity. Many tried to hang him out to dry and make him do something he knew he shouldn’t, but Joseph never did.
And Joesph being a man of integrity not only affected him but those around him. Pharaoh heard of Joseph’s family and brought all of them from their home to live with Pharaoh. The whole family, because Joseph was who he is all the time.
Why should you be a person of integrity? For what it gets you? No not for what it gets you, but for what it gives the world.
More love. And we all need more love.
Loving People. Loving God.