The story of Joseph is one that we are all familiar with. We go to this story when confronted with sin. We tell ourselves, we have to be like Joseph and run. Joseph had the proper perspective of who he was. He knew what his position was in the office he held. He respected his master and all of the power that came with the position. He also understood where he stood before a Holy God. Notice what he says, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”
If Joseph were to commit this sin, he would not only be sinning against his master who gave him the position he held, but more importantly it would be sinning against God. This serves as a good reminder to me when I sin. My sin is not only against those who I sin against but more importantly, it’s against God. This should drive us to think about what we’re going to do before we sin the next time.
If today you find yourself struggling with sin, ask yourself the same question Joseph did, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” and run from it knowing that God makes a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13).