Integrity is a characteristic that God will always honor.
From the bottom of the pit and the dark prison cell, Joseph rose to the highest office in the land. How did that happen?
“The Lord was with him, and whatever he did prospered.” His life and testimony of integrity singled him out for God’s favor. Through the dark time, Joseph became a man whose word could be trusted. But getting to that point took time; it was not easy.Being thrown in the pit by his brothers did not line up with Joseph’s dreams of becoming a dominant bright star. It did not match his coat of many colors. It was as if God allowed him to sink to the very bottom and remain there–forgotten.
Many of us may have felt like that at times. But God will never forget us. In His timing, our dreams will come back to us.
Joseph’s rise to power was as sudden as it was sure. His integrity gave him both spiritual and moral authority which were then reflected in political authority. Through it all, he remained steadfast. All the wealth of Egypt was put at his disposal.
As you determine to cling to integrity at whatever cost, let God himself break the iron bars and make the crooked places straight. Let Him lead you to treasures of darkness and riches in secret places (Is 45:1-3).
Whether there might be a pit to fall into or a prison cell to visit, do not lose courage. The God who we trust is faithful.