“So when Joseph arrived, his brothers ripped off the beautiful robe he was wearing.”Genesis 37:23
“She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.”Genesis 39:12
As seen in the above scriptures twice was Joseph robe taken away from him without him committing any sin. First was when his brothers planned to kill him but eventually sold him. The second time was when Potiphar’s wife attempted to lure him.
Significantly Joseph did not do anything wrong and he did not use it as an excuse to commit any sin.
Some Christian use the excuse that God has disappointed them to sin.
They claim they are in a “tight situation” where they justly excuse their shortcomings.
Joseph did not have a complete Bible like we do today but he kept his relationship with God intact.
He remembered his God given dreams .
Don’t give up on your God given dreams.
Eventually he got a much more glorious robe which heralded in the fulfillment of his dreams and his Purposeful preservation of the emerging nation of Israel.
“So Pharaoh commissioned Joseph: “I’m putting you in charge of the entire country of Egypt.” Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his finger and slipped it on Joseph’s hand. He outfitted him in robes of the best linen and put a gold chain around his neck. He put the second-in-command chariot at his disposal, and as he rode people shouted “Bravo!”
Joseph was in charge of the entire country of Egypt.” Genesis 41:42-43
Let’s remind ourselves today that no matter the set up by the enemy even if the robes are taken don’t compromise.
Don’t give up .
Don’t justify sin in any shape or form.
Victory is ahead.