Today's daily devotion

Blessing to Others

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.—GENESIS 39:5 NLT

Joseph was a man who honored the Lord in all he did. Everything Joseph did was done “heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” (Colossians 3:23 KJV).

The household of Potiphar, an Egyptian official, was blessed because of Joseph. His own brothers, who had sold him into slavery, were blessed. The entire nation of Egypt—the world power of the day—was blessed.

Joseph lived centuries before Paul wrote his letter to the Colossians, but he clearly knew in his heart that he was to serve with all his might. That brought glory to God—and, as a result, Joseph became the second-in-command of all Egypt. He literally rose from prison to palace.

There’s a lesson here for us as caregivers. Whatever we do should be done “heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” Just as God blessed Joseph and those around him, God will be faithful to bless us and those we care for.

Father, I thank You for the blessings You bestow not only on me, but also on my loved ones as I faithfully seek You. Help me to be the very best caregiver I can be. Let Your faithfulness shine through me.

Adapted from
Strength & Grace Magazine

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