Talking About God at Work, Part 1

Talking About God at Work, Part 1

February 1, 2016By Mark D. Roberts

The first thing that impresses me about Joseph’s mention of God is how simple and straightforward it is. He didn’t explain anything about the God he served. He didn’t go on about Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He simply said, “God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.” He did this in a way that seemed natural, honest, and modest. He said what he believed without undue elaboration or defensiveness.

No Fear!

No Fear!

January 31, 2016By Mark D. Roberts

Most of our fears, however, are not especially helpful, even if they are understandable. We feel afraid because we can’t protect ourselves or our loved ones from forces beyond our control.

Who Are You Becoming?

Who Are You Becoming?

January 30, 2016By Uli Chi

The things we make wind up making and remaking us.

Work is like that. Not only is work something we do, but it invariably shapes who we become. That is another reason why our work is important to God.

Humility Revisited

January 29, 2016By Mark D. Roberts

In the Life for Leaders devotion from a week ago, I brought up the subject of Joseph’s humility. Today I want to revisit that topic because it stands out so plainly in our passage from Genesis 41.

How Can I Deal with Disappointment?

January 28, 2016By Mark D. Roberts

Genesis doesn’t tell us how Joseph dealt with his disappointment. The story leads us to believe that Joseph continued on much as he had done before, faithfully managing the prison, serving both the prisoners and the chief jailer (38:21-23). We are not told, however, how Joseph felt or how he prayed during this time.