'The Shawshank Redemption' Tagged Posts

'The Shawshank Redemption' Tagged Posts

THE TRIALS OF THE GODLY

In Genesis 37 we are told that the young Joseph, favored son of his father, Jacob, was sold into slavery in Egypt by his own brothers.  The sacred text tells us how faithful Joseph was – to God and everyone around him.  How many 17 year old young men, betrayed and sold by his own brothers, kidnapped by slave-traders, sold into servitude in a land far from home, would…

HIDDEN STRENGTH

The Scriptures tell the story of young Joseph, beloved son of his aging father, Jacob. The godly young man is sold into slavery by his own envious brothers.  Reduced to servitude in the house of an Egyptian named Potiphar, Joseph resists the advances of his boss’s wife. His reason?  “How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”   For Joseph, this has…